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Patient Care Tower – Mock Up Review Phase

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Open to Interior Region, Volunteers in the Penticton area

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We’re building patient care! This is your opportunity to provide patient-centred input into design elements of the four or six mock patient areas in the new Patient Care Tower at Penticton Regional Hospital.

Open to: Volunteers in the Penticton area

Lead Organization or Department

Interior Health


The Penticton Patient Care Tower is currently under construction and wanting input from patient partners on the design and functionality of four or six key areas.  These areas include Endoscopy Treatment Bay, Exam Room, Inpatient Bedroom and Inpatient Washroom.

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 work with you to ensure that your ideas and concerns are reflected in recommendations and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.


  • Experience as an inpatient and outpatient in a hospital setting
  • Ability to move unsupported during tours of the areas during the 8 hour day
  • Experience working in a group setting an asset
  • Patients should have previously attended a PVN orientation session.  If you have not attended an orientation but are interested please contact the Engagement Leader directly to see if accommodations may be possible
  • If you feel you have limited experience but are interested, we welcome you to RSVP


  • Patient volunteers will be part of a multidisciplinary review team tasked with physically moving through the selected areas of the Patient Care Tower
  • 2-3 vacancies
  • February 27, 2017, 8:00-4:00
  • Location - In-person in Penticton (location to be determined)
  • Follow up sessions/discussion may continue between February and April either in-person or by alternate methods of communication


Lunch, coffee and refreshments will be provided, no parking fees are anticipated, taxi costs if required can be reimbursed


  • Construction of the Patient Care Tower has begun and this is an opportunity to preview patient care areas and provide input into the construction and functionality of the space.
  • Participants in this session include: Interior Health, Ellis Don Construction company and Parkin Architects.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Carol Stathers
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Okanagan, Interior Region


From Our Community

Lucie Neliba

Patient Partner, Surrey

Lucie Neliba

The Patient Voices Network has connected me to a community with the same drive to bring person- and family-centred care to the forefront. I am grateful for all opportunities I have been a part of thanks to PVN, which positively impacts patients like my sister and their caregivers. No matter how small, all patient engagement will help shape the future of health care and that I can stand behind