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Member, Trauma System Improvements Planning Team

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Open to Interior Region, Patient partners in the Kamloops area

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Interior Health is in the process of having a formalized trauma program initiated. Royal Inland Hospital will be one of the two tertiary sites that will have it’s services standardized and formalized to meet a trauma service standard. Having a patient’s input in this initial phase of planning the program and then ongoing as it is implemented will be integral to its success.

Open to: Patient partners in the Kamloops area

Lead Organization or Department

Interior Health, Quality Risk & Accreditation

Aim

As part of this multidisciplinary planning team, the patient partner will help to improve trauma services and response at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH). Understanding what is important to patients and families is a crucial component of this work.

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.

Eligibility

  • Personal or family experience; having had a visit to RIH following a trauma event i.e. an unexpected injury which necessitated emergency care and inpatient time within RIH.
  • Be comfortable on a group of multidisciplinary healthcare professionals.
  • Can be from anywhere in the catchment area that RIH serves i.e Thompson/Cariboo/Shuswap.

Logistics

  • Vacancies: 2
  • Location, date, time and frequency: TBD. Group meeting weekly at this point but will be less frequent once the initial planning documentation has been submitted to IH leadership.
  • Initiative format: Committees
  • Connection Method: In-Person and teleconference
  • Commitment: Over one year

Reimbursement

  • Pre-approved travel expenses and/or any meal expenses will be covered.
  • Participation by teleconference for those partners outside of Kamloops will be arranged.

Background

This work is following recommendations that came out of an external review of the trauma response within Interior Health. RIH performs well provincially in regard to outcomes for trauma patients but there are gaps in the service that this project is hoping to work on.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Jacquelyne Foidart
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Thompson Cariboo and Kootenays
250.879.1077
jfoidart@bcpsqc.ca

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