Skip to main content

Because your voice matters.

Participant, Terrace Health Unit Signage Review Working Group

Posted • Last updated

Closed

Open to Northern Region, Patient partners in Terrace

Last updated

Do you have an interest in helping patients and family members navigate their way to needed services at the Terrace Health Unit? If so, please RSVP to be part of the signage review working group.

Open to: Patient partners in Terrace

Lead Organization or Department

Practice Support Program

Aim

To ensure the public is able to navigate via signage to an appropriate service that they are requiring. The patient partner would be valuable in identifying areas where signage would be most useful, along with what would need clarification regarding services.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of collaborate (at a local community or program level) on the spectrum of engagement (www.iap2.org).  The promise to you is that the health care partner will look to you for advice in decision making, developing alternatives, and solutions and include your recommendations into the decision as much as possible.

Eligibility

  • Patient Partners in the Northern region who live in Terrace
  • Patient Partners who are able to share their ideas around simplifying health terms
  • If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and Volunteer Agreement, are unsure if your experience is a good fit or feel another format of engagement would work better with your availability, please contact Cathy Almost

Logistics

  • Vacancies: 2
  • 3 or 4 daytime meetings of 1 hour duration at the Terrace Health Unit
  • Up to six months

Reimbursement

Pre-approved mileage to attend meetings will be reimbursed by the health care partner.

Background

Local community services have changed with Northern Health moving to Team Based Care approach. Services are becoming more integrated, working together to support patients needs. This process is currently in a pilot program with Northern Health and local physicians. The Integration Leads and the Community Services manager would like to have the perspective of patients in navigating the options for services.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Cathy Almost
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Northern BC
250.615.9932
calmost@bcpsqc.ca

 

From Our Community

Layton Engwer

Patient Partner, Sooke

Layton Engwer

PVN helped empower me to make meaningful contributions to Primary Care (PC) locally and provincially.  It also facilitated creation of PC Patient Voices which is focused on PC and provides education support and building on shared experiences.