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Member, Dawson Creek and District Hospital (DCDH) Redevelopment Capital Project Advisory Committee

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Commitment: Long-term

Connection methods: Virtual, In-person

Open to Northern Region, patient partners from Dawson Creek South Peace area

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Volunteer Opportunity
Are you interested in participating in the new DCDH Project? The role of the patient partner will be to work alongside committee members to provide advice to Northern Health on local issues and considerations related to the Project and patient experience and cultural considerations related to the design and health services in the hospital. If you enjoy thinking strategically and collaboratively, and can offer your enthusiasm, creativity, patience and time, please consider this engagement opportunity!


Lead Organization/Department
Northeast Leadership Team, Northern Health Authority

The aim of the DCDH Redevelopment Capital Project Advisory Committee is to provide advice and recommendations to Northern Health related to how this project is advancing. As a  member of the committee you will review local considerations for the hospital redevelopment, bring forth the patient experience related to the design of the facility and the services to be provided (within the scope of the project), assess progress of the project, resolve strategic level issues and risks and review and approve final project deliverables.

Level of Engagement
This opportunity is at the level of collaborate on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will work together with you to formulate solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.

Open to volunteers from Dawson Creek who:
• Have committee experience and/or comfort working in large groups made up of a variety of organizations.
• Are comfortable sharing stories on how to enhance the patient experience at the new facility.

If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and Patient Partner Commitments, are unsure if your experience is a good fit or feel another format of engagement would work better with your availability, please contact CAthy Almost.

• Number of vacancies: 2
• Quarterly meetings, 60-90 minutes in duration (next meeting planned for June 2022)
• In person in Dawson Creek or via teleconference
• 12 month commitment required

Travel and out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed as per Northern Health Authority reimbursement policy (transit, mileage).

On June 14, 2018, the Province approved the Concept Plan for the DCDH redevelopment project and the Ministry of Health has now given Northern Health approval to move forward with the business planning phase of this project.

The DCDH Redevelopment Capital Project Advisory Committee will consist of representation from Saulteau First Nations, West Moberly First Nations, Kelly Lake Cree Nation, First Nations Health Authority, Peace River Regional Hospital District (PRRHD), Municipality of Dawson Creek, BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC)/Patient Voices Network and the South Peace Health Services Society.

The aims of the project in more detail include to:
• Ensure project is aligned with Northeast Health Service Delivery Area and NHA organizational strategy
• Ensure project makes good use of assets
• Assist with resolving strategic level issues and risks
• Approve or reject changes to the project with a high impact on timelines and budget
• Assess project progress and report on project to senior management and higher authorities
• Provide advice and guidance on issues facing the project
• Use influence and authority to assist the project in achieving its outcomes
• Review and approve final project deliverables.
• Support development of regular communication materials to keep key stakeholders informed of progress of the project.

The Advisory Committee will receive:
• Regular updates on project status and progress;- Including scope, schedule, budget
• Briefing on key project issues and milestones related to the business of the committee milestones
• Briefing on key human resource planning issues and milestones for the project
• Information and communications materials for use in the community to ensure that residents and stakeholders are kept up-to-date on developments.


Health Care Partner Contact Information

Cathy Almost Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Northern Region 250-615-9932

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