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Participant, New St. Paul’s Entrance Design and Experience Co-creation Workshop

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley

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Have you or your family received care at the current St. Paul’s Hospital and are interested in participating in a workshop to explore and consider the patient and visitor experience upon entry into the new St. Paul’s? Join us in an interactive workshop with the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in creating a series of ideas and recommendations to inform future designs.

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley

Lead Organization or Department

Providence Health Care, Redevelopment


The project will result in a series of ideas and recommendations by the Emily Carr University of Art + Design for the St. Paul’s redevelopment team and the future architectural team to inform the design of the new St. Paul’s entrance experience. The workshop would begin by identifying the needs of specific users, and then lead into brainstorming and generation of ideas based on these needs within project scope. The purpose of engaging patient partners in this work is to further identify the needs, challenges and desires of patients and visitors based on their own lived experience.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will listen to and acknowledge your ideas and concerns, and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.


  • An interest and experience in designing public spaces/entrances/wayfinding.
  • Experience in receiving care (or accompanying someone to receive care) at a hospital is preferred
Patients should have previously attended a Patient Voices Network orientation session and signed the Volunteer Agreement. If you have not attended an orientation but are interested, please contact the engagement leader directly to see if accommodations may be possible.


  • Vacancies: 10 to 15 per workshop (two workshops total, same material but different attendees)
  • Location: Most likely Emily Carr University of Art + Design or St. Paul's Hospital (both in Vancouver)
  • Time/frequency: 2 workshops total (same material, different attendees) at 2.5 hours each
  • Date: Saturday, February 24, from 1:00 to 3:30 PM & Monday, February 26, from 5:00 to 7:30 PM


Expenses related to travel (i.e., transit, parking up to $18 a day, approved mileage up to 60 km each way) to attend a workshop will be reimbursed by Providence Health Care.


The St. Paul's Redevelopment Project presents an opportunity to reimagine the future of health care and the way health care services are delivered to optimize the patient, visitor and staff experience. There remains an opportunity to engage the community in identifying the needs of its core users and generating innovative concepts for the delivery of integrated patient-centred care. For more information on the project, please visit Patient partners can expect the final report (most likely via email) done by the Emily Carr University of Art + Design for the St. Paul's redevelopment team and future architects sometime in the late spring of 2018.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Karen Estrin
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Lower Mainland & Sunshine Coast

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Pamela Jessen

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Pamela Jessen

The Patient Voices Network allows me to engage and educate others on various health-related topics. By sitting on various committees and taking part in many activities, I can create real change in health care for everyone. It’s so empowering!