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Member, Shuswap Perinatal Committee

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Open to Interior Region, Patient partners who have accessed Shuswap Lake General Hospital

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Have you used perinatal/birthing services at Shuswap Lake Hospital in the last two years? Do you have an interest in helping to improve the quality of Perinatal Service delivery as part of an ongoing advisory committee?

Open to: Patient partners who have accessed Shuswap Lake General Hospital

Lead Organization or Department

Interior Health,  North Okanagan - Community Hospitals and Communities Integrated Services (HCIS)


The objective of this committee is healthy women, pregnancies, infants and families using a person-centred, population health-based approach. We would like a Patient Voices Network Patient Partner as an ad hoc representative on this committee to assist us in reaching our goals, which include: strengthening collaboration among service providers; providing high quality care; increasing knowledge and uptake of perinatal services and supports; identifying gaps in service; broadening community awareness of key perinatal issues; and providing consultation, advice, and support for perinatal education programs.

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.


  • Must have used Perinatal Services in Salmon Arm in the last two years.
  • Good verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • A passion for healthy families.
  • Trustworthy, non-judgmental, good listening skills, able to keep meeting information confidential.


Number of vacancies: 1 Meetings are held 8:00 am on the 3rd Thursday, Q2monthly, exclusive of July, August, and December via live meeting at Shuswap Lake General Hospital. Length of meeting 1 hour. Patient Voices Network representatives are ad hoc, and will be invited to some but not all meetings. Commitment: up to 1 year Initiative Format: in-person committees


At this time we do not have remuneration for expenses.


The Shuswap Perinatal committee has not been operating for a few years, but we are reinstating it and thought a Patient Voices Network representative would be essential to keeping our focus person-centered. Terms of Reference - Perinatal Committee.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

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

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