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Member, Inpatient Steering Committee – St. Paul’s Hospital

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners from the Vancouver Coastal-Fraser

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Every patient that uses St. Paul’s critical care wants to have timely, appropriate, effective and safe care. The St. Paul’s Hospital redevelopment team are looking for two patient partners to join the Inpatient Steering Committee to discuss, plan, and make decisions on the new St. Paul’s Hospital Inpatient unit.

Open to: Patient partners from the Vancouver Coastal-Fraser

Lead Organization or Department

Providence Health Care, St Paul’s Hospital Redevelopment


To design a inpatient unit that embodies the needs of patients, families and care teams The patient partners provide their perspective, based on their lived experience, on design and workflow questions

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 the Vancouver Coastal-Fraser area who have: • Had personal experience with St. Paul’s Hospital • Access to a computer and an email address • Volunteered in a team environment


Number: 2 • Date/Time: To be determined, in discussion with selected patient partners • Commitment: 2-3 hours, every two weeks; 1-year term, beginning in November 2020 • Location: During the pandemic, PVN supported opportunities are virtual. This is subject to change if there is a public health policy change and/or the organization can demonstrate an appropriate safety plan for in person attendance that includes physical distancing


Preapproved expenses related to travel to in person meetings will be reimbursed according to Providence Health Care Travel policy (including mileage, parking and/or public transit) if this moves to an in-person opportunity, based on health and safety standards. The following items are eligible for reimbursement. Parking and mileage reimbursement rates and limits may change. Parking to a maximum of $18/day Mileage at $0.52/km to a maximum of 60 km (each way) for one meeting each day Transit fare (to and from the meeting only)


St. Paul's Hospital is building a new facility, and the main guiding principle is patient-centred care. To achieve this, patient partners on the committee that decide on the hospital's design are critical to our success. The bi-weekly agenda will be emailed out four days before the steering committee meeting. The minutes from the session emailed to the committee member within two days of the meeting for their review. More details will be confirmed with the successful patient partner.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Jami Brown
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland Region

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