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Participant, North Island Hospital Comox Valley Campus – Critical Care Planning Meeting

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Open to Vancouver Island Region, Patient partners from Comox Valley

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The Critical Care team at the new Comox Valley Hospital will be meeting in September to map out priorities and develop a strategy for future operations of the ICU & Critical Care Unit. Patient partners who have experienced critical care services are needed to join the conversation and provide a patient lens on proposed decisions and plans. Free September 27? Share your story and help shape the future!

Open to: Patient partners from Comox Valley

Lead Organization or Department

Island Health / Organizational Development & NIH Comox Valley Critical Care


Since the new North Island Hospital campuses in Comox and Campbell River opened 10 months ago, changes in Critical Care have been taking place.  New ICU physician staff have been allocated and will soon be joining the team at the Comox Valley Campus. A planning meeting is scheduled in September that will build on the momentum of these changes and engage new and current staff, managers & physicians in priority setting and planning. The patient partner may be asked to briefly share their patient experience/story, and then contribute to discussions over the course of the afternoon by providing a patient perspective on the proposed decisions and strategies that are being considered. Help the team ensure that patient needs and priorities remain at the forefront of action planning.

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.


  • Open to patient partners from the Comox Valley
  • Experience (personal or family) receiving care from an acute care setting, ideally at a past or present North Island hospital
  • Past experience as a health care provider in an acute care setting would also be welcomed, though is not required
Please note: This opportunity is not open to patient partners who are currently employed by Island Health. Applicants must have previously attended a PVN orientation session and completed the Volunteer Agreement. If you have not attended an orientation session but you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Ryan Sidorchuk directly to see if accommodations may be possible.


Number of vacancies: 2 Date/Time: Sept 27 2018, 1-3 pm Location: Comox Valley Hospital Commitment: one-time event


Free parking on site.  Light lunch will be served.  Transportation reimbursement details to be clarified with patient partners prior to event.


Critical Care in the Comox Valley The North Island Hospital, Comox Valley campus opened to patients on Sunday, October 1, 2017. All acute care services (including the ICU) formerly provided at Mount St. Joseph’s Hospital were transferred to the new Comox Valley campus. Critically-ill patients in Intensive Care Units are cared for by specially-trained registered nurses, registered respiratory therapists, physicians and allied health professionals. 

Health Care Partner Contact Information

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

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