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Patient Partner for various 12-month Quality Improvement Projects across Vancouver Island

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Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Hybrid

Open to Vancouver Island Region

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The Island Health Physician Quality Improvement Projects have an aim: to enhance Quality Improvement (QI) capacity, build connections, and create a continuous improvement culture to transform our local health system. Having a patient voice on these projects is an integral part of this initiative.
There are 17 different Quality Improvement Project in the areas listed below:
• Colon Cancer Screening for unattached patients
• Improve communication between care providers
• Long Term Care: Medication review, prescribing & de-prescribing
• Patient Flow: improving discharge planning in multiple areas
• Improve Community based immunology/allergy experience
• Perinatal Care: Mental Health Screening ; Weight bias
• Climate Change/Planetary Health: metered dose inhalers
• Pediatric Care: use of topical anesthesia; Resources for autism designation
• Access to care: in community clinic; mental health support for Special Needs;
Musculoskeletal consultation; Gastrointestinal care; Older adults with complex medical

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of Involve on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.


  • Willing & comfortable to share health care experiences in a group setting
  • Comfort with public speaking
  • Have access to technology and the internet to participate in the engagement opportunity
  • Comfortable using technology to attend online/virtual meetings
  • An interest in improving health care services
  • The time to participate in the engagement opportunity
Patient Partners ARE NOT required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Kamla Gage Coordinator, Physician Quality Improvement, Medical and Academic Affairs | Island Health (250) 668-8107

From Our Community

Ovey Yeung

Patient Partner, Vancouver

Ovey Yeung

Being involved in the Patient Voices Network has broadened my understanding of the system and helped me empathize with health care challenges and limitations. What matters to me is to walk away feeling that my experience matters, that I matter!