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Committee Members, Island Health Emergency Services Quality Council

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Open to Vancouver Island Region, Patient partners across Vancouver Island

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Do you have experience with care in Island Health Emergency Departments? We are looking for two patient partners with an interest in improving the quality and safety of emergency patient care through participation on the Island Health Emergency Services Quality Council.

Open to: Patient partners across Vancouver Island

Lead Organization or Department

Island Health , Emergency Services Quality Council


Improve emergency patient care safety and quality  for Vancouver Island patients. The goal is to engage patient advisors in decision making and developing alternatives, recommendations and solutions to the fullest extent possible.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of collaborate (at the local community or program level) on the spectrum of engagement (  The promise to you is that the health care partner will look to you for advice in decision making, developing alternatives, and solutions and include your recommendations into the decision as much as possible.


  • Open to volunteers throughout the Island able to make quarterly meetings in Nanaimo
  • Comfortable speaking in front of a large group of people in a committee meeting setting
  • Ability to use personal experience constructively to contribute to big picture problem solving
  • PVN members need to have previously attended a PVN orientation session. (If you have not attended an orientation but are interested please contact Ryan directly to see if accommodations may be possible).


  • Vacancies: 2
  • Date & Time: Quarterly on Wednesdays
  • Next in-person meetings at Vancouver Island University: June 7, 2017 9:30 - 15:00 & Dec 14, 2017 9:30 - 15:00
  • Commitment: One year or more


Preapproved expenses related to travel to in-person meetings will be reimbursed according to the Island Health Travel policy (including mileage, parking and public transit, etc). Lunch is provided.


The Emergency Services Quality Council is a regional quality council whose members provide organizational and medical guidance in quality planning and the setting of Island-wide expectations/standards in the Emergency Services program area. Membership and other relevant details are identified in the Terms of Reference.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Ryan Sidorchuk
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Central & North Vancouver Island

From Our Community

Laura Parmar

Physician Quality Improvement Coach — Northern Health

Laura Palmer

It has been so rewarding to go from an idea to working with such a great group of dedicated people from so many different organizations towards a very fun and rewarding project. Several extremely engaged PVN members expressed interest in being part of piloting a patient virtual care peer support system. I am confident that this is the beginning of many more exciting collaborations!