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Draft Perinatal Quality Standard for BC, Opportunity for Input

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Commitment: One-time

Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across BC

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Quality standards are developed to ensure high-quality care is clearly defined for providers and patients; they provide guidance that can help minimize unwarranted variation in care, and ultimately improve care across our province. You can find more information about quality standards on the Health Quality BC website here: Health Quality BC, along with a provincial development committee, is leading the development of a Perinatal Quality Standard, to prioritize areas for improvement over the next three years. The provincial committee includes representatives from Perinatal Services BC, health care professionals and administrative leads from health authorities, patients, as well as academic and relevant non-profit agencies. We are asking for input on the draft Perinatal Quality Standard through an online survey, and we would like your feedback. We want input from patients and people with lived experience accessing and receiving perinatal services within the last five years. Your feedback will help improve the quality of perinatal care and prioritize areas for improvement.

Full details of this opportunity for input, including the draft Perinatal Quality Standard, the draft Patient, Caregiver, and Family Guide to the Perinatal Quality Standard, and the link to the online survey can be found on the Health Quality BC website here:

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of Consult on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.


  • Specific health care experiences [details below]
  • Have access to technology and the internet to participate in the engagement opportunity
  • An interest in improving health care services
  • Specific health care experiences: Looking for folks who are/have been a patient, caregiver or family member that has accessed or received perinatal services in BC before, during or after birth within the last five years. Completing the survey requires reviewing draft documents prior to responding.
Patient Partners ARE NOT required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Kelly Giesbrecht Leader, Strategic Initiatives, Analytics & Strategic Initiatives | Health Quality BC

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