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Member, CMH Redevelopment Patient User Group

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Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Interior Region

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Volunteer Opportunity
Interior Health is in the design stages of a construction project at Cariboo Memorial Hospital (CMH) in Williams Lake. The Patient Voices Network has been engaged since 2018. Learn more about how you can contribute to the design of a new three-storey addition to CMH.


Lead Organization/Department
Interior Health-Capital Planning & Projects

Our aim is to follow up on past engagement with the Patient Voices Network, share information about where the design of the CMH Redevelopment Project is at and ask for feedback on ensuring it is a welcoming place for people of all cultures and backgrounds.

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.

• Any public member who has received health care or supported a loved one through their health care at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. Examples of experiences include (but are not limited to):
– Emergency visit
– Overnight stay
– Surgery admission
– Outpatient procedure
– Had a baby in the hospital or been transferred with their baby to the hospital for care

• Number of vacancies: Unlimited
– Location, Date, Time and Frequency:
• Meetings will be held by Zoom
• There will be a virtual tour held on Feb 16th and further meetings will be scheduled

Because the meeting is by zoom there should not be any related expenses. If there are please let us know ahead of time so our team can get approval from finance.

This opportunity is a continuation of the Patient Voices Network involvement in the CMH Redevelopment project. During the planning stages a meeting with the PVN was held September 13, 2018, where stories were shared and heard by the project team.

The main topics that were explored are as follows: Access to site services and the CMH hospital building, Patient flow in the hospital, experience and thoughts about the build hospital environment, and a ‘parking lot’ where topics and ideas were captured that were outside of the project’s proposed scope which was directed by the Ministry of Health.

Now that the project has been approved by the Ministry of Health we would like share information about the project, including the design progress in order to obtain more feedback.

The project team members will be involved which are: The Project Manager, the communications Lead, the clinical registered nurse lead, the health care equipment coordinator, the digital health coordinator, the protection services lead, and any other project team members that may be available.

This project is focused on the Acute Care setting.

2018 Patient Partner Planning Meeting

News Release – Cariboo Memorial Hospital

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Carol Stathers
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Interior Region

From Our Community

Layton Engwer

Patient Partner, Sooke

Layton Engwer

PVN helped empower me to make meaningful contributions to Primary Care (PC) locally and provincially.  It also facilitated creation of PC Patient Voices which is focused on PC and provides education support and building on shared experiences.