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Patient Storyteller, Fraser Health Regional Acute Care Orientation

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners in Fraser Health communities

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Patient stories have great impact on health care providers and can influence their care at the bedside. Fraser Health is committed to increasing the knowledge, belief and behaviours of new employees as they embark on providing care in their hospitals. Engaging patients in new employee orientations provide an avenue for better understanding of patient-centred care.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities

Lead Organization or Department

Fraser Health Professional Practice


• To increase patient-centred care knowledge, beliefs and behaviours of new Fraser Health Acute Care employees • Include patient storytelling as an effective tool in ensuring an employee patient-centred care approach

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of involve on the spectrum of engagement ( ). The promise to you is that the healthcare 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.


  • Patient partners in Fraser Health communities
  • Experience with hospital care desired
  • A strong communicator with confidence sharing in a large group
  • Patients should have previously attended a PVN orientation session. If you have not attended an orientation but are interested please contact Jami directly to see if accommodations may be possible.


• Vacancies: 4 - 2 patient partners for Abbotsford; 2 patient partners for Royal Columbian • Time commitment:  One year term, with the opportunity to extend up to two years • Location: Abbotsford Regional Hospital: 4th Monday of the Month, 12pm – 3pm • Location: Royal Columbian Hospital: 1st Monday of the Month, 12pm – 3pm


Preapproved expenses related to travel to in person meetings will be reimbursed according to the Fraser Health Travel policy (including mileage, parking, tolls and/or public transit).


Fraser Health Acute Care Orientation was redesigned in the fall of 2015 and determined that the patient voice is imperative to a complete understanding of Inter-Professional Collaboration necessary for patient-centred care and to assist in developing patients as active members of the health care team. The presence of a patient partner on the first day of employment at Fraser Health will serve to strengthen the role of the patient and family as members of the health care team. The patient will participate on the afternoon of Day One. Specifically, they will be an active participant in a group activity where they speak to the role of the patient and the family in a hospital setting.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Jami Brown
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Fraser Valley


From Our Community

Layton Engwer

Patient Partner, Sooke

Layton Engwer

PVN helped empower me to make meaningful contributions to Primary Care (PC) locally and provincially.  It also facilitated creation of PC Patient Voices which is focused on PC and provides education support and building on shared experiences.