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Member, Residential Care Initiative: A Collaborative Approach to Design & Implementation of GP Services to Patients in Residential Care

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Open to Vancouver Island Region, Patient partners in and around the area of Campbell River

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Do you have an interest in participating with like minded people from multiple professions all focused on improving care for patients in residential care facilities? Then this opportunity may be for you!

Open to: Patient partners in and around the area of Campbell River

Lead Organization or Department

Campbell River & District Division of Family Practice; Residential Care Initiative


We are working to identify barriers, opportunities, and solutions for physicians in providing services to complex care patients in Residential Facilities in Campbell River. Advisory Committee Members will support activity that address issues of concern for improved patient care outcomes, improved physician experience and system efficiency.

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 work with you to ensure that your ideas and concerns are reflected in recommendations and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.


We are seeking a member that lives in and around the area of Campbell River who has a familiarity with residential care in that community. Experience considered to be an asset:
  • Personal experience with a residential care facility in the support of a family member or someone close to the volunteer
  • Willing to share ideas in a diverse group
  • Comfortable sharing their story
  • Computer literacy and ability to work through email.
Patients should have previously attended a PVN orientation session.  If you have not attended an orientation but are interested, please contact the Engagement Leader directly to see if accommodations may be possible.


  • Vacancies: 1
  • The Advisory Committee currently meets on a monthly basis on Thursdays at 10:00 AM for approximately one (1) hour.The next meeting is scheduled for April 6th, 2017
  • Meeting rooms are generally within the Campbell River Hospital. Attendance in-person is preferred
  • We are asking for a minimum 1-year commitment


An honorarium will be provided in relation to offsetting expenses related to travel (mileage/parking/per diems) to attend the meetings. Exact amount to be determined.


The Residential Care Initiative is designed to improve the patient-provider experience, reduce unnecessary hospital transfers as well as have data available to track the resulting higher quality of care. The initiative includes partnering with physicians, other professionals such as pharmacists, facility leaders, facility clinical staff and a member of the public. Evidence Based Reports will be filed on the progress on a regular basis and the patient partner will receive them.  They will not have any confidential patient information and will be shared by email.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Ryan Sidorchuk
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Central & North Vancouver Island

From Our Community

Shana Ooms

Executive Director of Primary Care Strategy, Policy and Quality — BC Ministry of Health

Shana Ooms

Where those of us in the room may have debated policy or wording, patient voices made sure patients were top of mind. And as a result, significant improvements were made to simplify something that was otherwise complex. Patient voices at the table bring us back to reality in terms of what we are trying to achieve.