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Member, Regional Trauma Council

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Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Interior Region

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Volunteer Opportunity
Do you want to help evaluate and improve the quality of care for trauma patients throughout the Interior? The Trauma Services Network is looking for a patient partner to work with the Regional Trauma Council to identify and address areas for improvement to the system of care for injured patients in Interior Health.


Lead Organization/Department
Interior Health, Trauma Services Network

The role of the patient partners is to participate in discussions with administrative partners and medical leaders to evaluate opportunities for improvement in current practices related to patient care, transportation, standardizing care etc. in order to improve care based on the needs of the Interior Health population.

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.

• Comfortable speaking up in large group discussions
• Experience either as a patient or family/care giver perspective with acute injury/physical trauma that required hospital level interventions
• Knowledge of regional geography in the Interior Region
• This council is protected under Section 51, meaning that it’s possible that patient specific details may be discussed for the purpose of quality improvement.
• A confidentiality agreement will be required, and some discussions of an extremely sensitive nature may occur in a smaller working group of relevant providers only.

• Number of vacancies: 2
– Location, Date, Time and Frequency:
• Meetings will be held 5 times a year, Jan, April, June, Sept and Nov
• Meetings will likely be held on Tuesday mornings or afternoons
• The first meeting will be either Jan 11th or 18th
• The ideal term will be for 2 years
• Meetings are currently held virtually

At this time, all meetings will be held virtually. If travel is required at a later date pre-approved expenses will be reimbursed as per IH policy.

Interior Health has a Trauma Services Network to support quality improvement and system planning across the whole region for patients who have been injured. Our scope includes injury prevention, pre-hospital care, hospital care and rehab/follow-up for all trauma related patients.

We are looking to improve the quality, consistency and standardize the trauma services within Interior Health by having a Regional Trauma Council to support information sharing across the region and addressing system challenges. Representation on the committee includes up to 35 members with many operational/administrative leaders in IH and physician leaders from around the region.

Terms of Reference

Health Care Partner Contact Information

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

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