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Reviewer, Interior Health’s 2020/21-2022/23 Service Plan

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Open to Interior Region, Patient partners from Interior Health area

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Each year, Interior Health, like other health authorities in BC, are required by the Ministry of Health to complete a publicly shared service plan for how they will achieve their goals and objectives. They are seeking two-three patient partners to review the draft plan ensuring it’s easy to understand and meaningful to the general public.

Open to: Patient partners from Interior Health area

Lead Organization or Department

Interior Health - Health System Planning


To outline for the public how Interior Health will achieve its goals, objectives and strategies in the coming three year Patient Partners will review and provide feedback to ensure it is easily understood

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will listen to and acknowledge your ideas and concerns, and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.


Experience reviewing confidential government documents (e.g. reports, policies, etc.) an asset Some understanding of current provincial health care strategic direction / goals Familiar with plain language writing style Access to a phone, computer and email with the ability to use Microsoft Word software (especially using the track-changes function)


Number of vacancies : 2-3 Location, Date, Time and Frequency: The patient partner will receive an electronic copy of the approximately 30-page, confidential Interior Health Service Plan to review It is anticipated that it will take about 2-3 hours to review specified sections and provide feedback in writing It is anticipated that this review would occur in the next 1-2 months Future opportunities of the same nature may arise


There are no expenses are anticipated.


Interior Health would like to ensure that the annual Service Plan is reader-friendly to the public. Getting feedback from patient partners will enhance the quality of the plan. Examples of previous plans can be found here: The plan is intended to reflect the full health care system and those living across the Interior Health region. It will also be reviewed by internal staff and medical staff, as well as senior leaders. All feedback will be considered but not all suggested edits may be possible to include in the final version. Until the plan is approved by the Ministry of Health it is considered to be extremely confidential and should not be shared further.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

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

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