Skip to main content

Because your voice matters.

Patient Partner, New St. Paul’s Hospital Critical Care Patient Experience – Providence Health Care

Posted • Last updated

Closed

Commitment: Long-term

Connection methods: Virtual, In-person

Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal

Last updated

Volunteer Opportunity
Every patient that uses St. Paul’s critical care (intensive care unit, cardiac surgery intensive care unit, cardiac intensive care unit or high acuity unit) wants to have timely, appropriate, effective and safe care. The New St. Paul’s Hospital Critical Care team is looking to reshape how they provide care to their patients and families and are seeking six to eight patient partners to share their experience.

RSVP Now

Lead Organization/Department
Providence Health Care – New St. Paul’s Hospital Redevelopment Project

Aim
Our goal is to improve the care experience for patients and their families who access critical care services.
The patient partners provide their perspective, based on their lived experience and workflow questions.

Level of Engagement
This opportunity is at the level of collaborate on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will work together with you to formulate solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.

 Eligibility
Open to volunteers from the Vancouver Coastal area who:
• Are comfortable with a computer and virtual meetings
• Want to share their experience in critical care

Logistics
• Number of vacancies: 6-8
• Date/Time: To be determined, in discussion with confirmed patient partners.
• Commitment: Meetings will be once a month, 1.5 hours beginning in October 2022. Seven months to one year.
• Location:  Virtual meetings with the option of in-person in the future.

Reimbursement
If travel is required to meetings, preapproved expenses related to travel to in person meetings will be reimbursed according to Providence Health Care Travel policy (including mileage, parking and/or public transit). However, no out-of-pocket expenses are anticipated for this engagement opportunity. If you meet the eligibility criteria, but have concerns about your ability to participate, please contact Jami Brown- jbrown@bcpsqc.ca to see if support options are available. We are always seeking to better understand and reduce barriers to participation.

Background
See Terms of Reference

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Jami Brown | BA, MAPC (she/her/hers) Engagement Leader BC Patient Safety & Quality Council 604.510.0449 jbrown@bcpsqc.ca

From Our Community

Laura Parmar

Physician Quality Improvement Coach — Northern Health

Laura Palmer

It has been so rewarding to go from an idea to working with such a great group of dedicated people from so many different organizations towards a very fun and rewarding project. Several extremely engaged PVN members expressed interest in being part of piloting a patient virtual care peer support system. I am confident that this is the beginning of many more exciting collaborations!