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Member, Burnaby Hospital Redevelopment Working Group(s)

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners in Fraser Health communities

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Burnaby Hospital is being redesigned and needs your help to make sure those changes reflect the needs of this growing community! Six patient partners are being sought to join working groups on diagnostics, emergency, inpatient units, surgery, maternity and public spaces.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities

Lead Organization or Department

Burnaby Hospital, Fraser Health


Patients partners will provide input in planning and implementation so that the outcomes lead to improved patient care in Burnaby. They will use their experience to inform the redevelopment so that they are relevant, accessible, meaningful and centred around patients, families and caregivers.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of involve on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will involve patients in planning and design phases to ensure ideas or concerns are considered and reflected in alternatives and recommendations.


  • Ideally, have knowledge and experience with Burnaby Hospital
  • Are comfortable with public speaking in a group setting
  • Have sat in a committee previously (desired but not mandatory)
  • Interest in design of the current site is an asset, but not required
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: Six Date and Time: 3-4 meetings, February 2019 – April 2019, Dates/times to be determined, in consultation with patient partners Location: Burnaby Hospital Commitment: A combination of in-person meetings and teleconferences. Agendas and meeting notes will be circulated and will require extra time to review. Additional correspondence via e-mail in between meetings may also be required.


Pre-approved expenses, per Fraser Health Travel Policy, related to local travel to in person meetings will be reimbursed including mileage, parking, tolls and/or public transit.


The Ministry of Health has approved the concept plan for the redevelopment of key facilities as a part of the Burnaby Hospital Renewal, as well as a project to improve mental health and substance use services in the current emergency department in the short term, and consolidation of community health services. Priorities identified in the approved concept plan include a new inpatient/outpatient care tower to replace the aging West Wing Building, and expansion and renovation of the treatment and support service department in the Support Facilities Building including the emergency department, diagnostic imaging department and operating suite, as well as expanded parking. In addition to the concept plan for Burnaby Hospital Renewal, the Province has approved a new emergency mental health and substance use zone within the emergency department, as well as consolidation of community health services. This project will begin immediately to ensure the current emergency department meets needs for mental-health and substance-use services. It is expected to be complete by 2020. Fraser Health is providing $8.8 million to the new emergency mental health and substance use zone and community health services consolidation project, while Burnaby Hospital Foundation is contributing $5 million, for a total cost of $13.8 million. Costs for the broader redevelopment project will be determined as part of the business plan development.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Jami Brown
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Fraser Valley

From Our Community

Lucie Neliba

Patient Partner, Surrey

Lucie Neliba

The Patient Voices Network has connected me to a community with the same drive to bring person- and family-centred care to the forefront. I am grateful for all opportunities I have been a part of thanks to PVN, which positively impacts patients like my sister and their caregivers. No matter how small, all patient engagement will help shape the future of health care and that I can stand behind