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Patient Speaker, Smithers Community Radio, CICK 93.9 FM

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Open to Northern Region, Patient partners from Northern Region

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Are you interested in telling your Patient Voices Network story on the radio? Well here’s your opportunity!
Open to: Patient partners from Northern Region

Lead Organization or Department

BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, Patient & Public Engagement

Aim

The aim of this engagement is to allow a patient partner to share their experiences with the Patient Voices Network and encourage others to join the network.

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.

Eligibility

  • Comfortable sharing your story and writing it down
  • Current Patient Voices Network patient partner with at least three years of experience

Logistics

  • Vacancies: 1
  • Date and Time: to be determined
  • Location: teleconference and video conference
  • Commitment: one time

Reimbursement

No expenses anticipated for this meeting.

Background

Patient Partner Lorraine Doiron has a volunteer run community radio show out of Smithers, BC broadcasting out of a railcar. As a patient partner, herself she is interested in helping others understand the Patient Voices Network. Lorraine has been involved for the past nine years. This is an opportunity for another patient partner to speak about their experiences being engaged and helping the health care system. Her show is called Porch Talk and is one hour on Wednesdays at 3:00 pm on 93.9FM CICK www.smithersradio.com.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Cathy Almost
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Northern Region
250.615.9932
calmost@bcpsqc.ca

From Our Community

Jeanette Foreman

Northwest Quality Improvement Lead, Quality and Innovation, Northern Health

Jeanette Forman

PVN has really helped us engage with patient partners to improve health services at Northern Health.  It is more and more becoming the norm to include patients in the design, delivery and evaluation of health services.  PVN education and supports, involving patient partners, have enabled us to develop the capacity to include the patient voice to make care better and achieve better health outcomes.