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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

Aim

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 (www.iap2.org). 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.

Eligibility

  • 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

Logistics

  • 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

Reimbursement

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

Background

  • 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.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Carol Stathers
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Okanagan, Interior Region
778.516.3308
cstathers@bcpsqc.ca

 

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