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Participant, Cariboo Memorial Hospital Redevelopment Project

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Open to Interior Region, Patient partners who access the Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake

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How would you like to help with the redevelopment of the Cariboo Memorial Hospital (CMH) in Williams Lake? Please join us for an in-person gathering in Williams Lake to share your voice regarding how to improve patient care as we build a plan to modernize CMH.

Open to: Patient partners who access the Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake

Lead Organization or Department

Interior Health - Capital Planning


The goal of our initiative is to prepare the documents required to modernize Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake. Patient perspectives are incredibly valuable in supporting the pre-design physical building elements, such as patient access and flow through the multiple departments of care. We would like to engage diverse patients with experience in care services ranging from Seniors, Mental Health and Substance Use, Emergency, Maternity and Inpatient services.

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.  


We are inviting patient partners who have had direct experience with services at CMH regarding patient care in the following areas: Mental Health and Substance Use, Emergency Services, Maternity Services and Inpatient services. The participants should be comfortable working in large groups and able to articulate their lived experience regarding care at CMH. Our hope is to have patient representation that reflects the demographics of the patients accessing care at CMH. The patients who utilize CMH come from diverse backgrounds. CMH is located on the traditional territory of the Secwepemc First Nation. CMH serves the community of Williams Lake and surrounding area. 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 Jacquelyne Foidart, Engagement Leader directly.


Vacancies: 10

Date/Time: Thursday September 13th 1pm - 5pm

Location: Williams Lake


Pre-approved travel expenses from within the catchment area of CMH will be reimbursed. light snacks and refreshments will be provided.


This project is the preparation of two documents that describe the modernization of the Cariboo Memorial Hospital facility in Williams Lake.  Cariboo Memorial Hospital is a Community Level 2 Acute Care Hospital.  The two key documents are the Functional Program and Indicative Design which are prepared by the consultant team. This project will review the service needs of patients living within the CMH catchment area, and the associated building systems required to support the project scope. This opportunity was preceded by a 2011 Master Site Plan and direction to modernize specific care areas at CMH. To date, working groups have met twice with consultants to prepare space lists and departmental test fits for the areas in the project scope. The working groups include clinical and non-clinical stakeholders.  In addition, sessions have been held to learn about the care perspectives of Aboriginal peoples who live in the region. It is now appropriate to engage the Patient Voices Network.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

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

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