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Feedback, Interior Health Annual Service Plan Report

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Open to Interior Region, Patient partners in the Interior Region

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Do you have an interest in the key actions Interior Health undertook between April 2016 and March 2017 to fulfill its mandate? Are you keen in ensuring that Interior Health communicates with the public in a way that’s easily understood? If so, please RSVP for a one-time review of Interior Health’s 2016/17 Annual Service Plan Report.

Open to: Patient partners in the Interior Region

Lead Organization or Department

Interior Health - Health System Planning


Interior Health, like other health authorities in BC, is required by the Ministry of Health to complete an Annual Service Plan Report (ASPR) which outlines how they have aligned with and delivered on provincial priorities/targets in the previous fiscal year (i.e. in this case 2016/17). The report is intended to be a succinct, public document. We are looking for a patient partner to review critical sections of the draft report to ensure that they are written in a way that is understandable to the general public.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement ( The promise to you is that the health care partner will listen to and acknowledge your ideas and concerns, and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.


This engagement is ideal for patient partners who have:
  • Experience reviewing confidential government documents (e.g. reports, policies, etc)
  • Experience/background in health care
  • Some understanding of current provincial health care strategic direction / goals
  • Familiarity with plain language writing style
  • Access to phone and computer (including email and Microsoft Word software)
If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and volunteer agreement, are unsure if your experience is a good fit or feel another format of engagement would work better with your availability, please contact the engagement leader directly.


  • Vacancies: 2
  • Format: The patient partner will receive the 31-page, confidential draft Annual Service Plan Report electronically. It is estimated that it will take 1 - 2 hours to review specified sections of it and another hour to provide feedback by teleconference. This one-time document review can be done from a location that is convenient for the patient partner and would need to be completed by September 12, 2017. Future opportunities of the same nature may arise.


No costs are expected to occur as communication will take place by phone and email.


Interior Health would like to ensure that the Annual Service Plan Report is reader-friendly to its public audience. Getting feedback from patient partners will enhance the quality of the report.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Jacquelyne Foidart
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Thompson Cariboo


From Our Community

Derek Koch

Spiritual Health Practitioner and Patient- and Family-Centred Care Lead — Kelowna General Hospital

Derek Koch

The bottom line is because we’re caring for patients. People who know best are those who are receiving the care so it makes logical sense that we would consult with them about their experiences. By connecting with PVN we have been able to educate our teams about the value of patient partners and how important their perspective is in our services.