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Sooke Region Community Health Centre/Urgent and Primary Care Centre – Service Delivery Working Group

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Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Vancouver Island Region

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The Board of Directors of the Sooke Region Communities Health Network, together with the West Coast Family Medical Clinic, are working to establish the Sooke Region CHC/UPCC, to open in 2025 at the earliest. We are working with the Ministry of Health and Island Health to finalize a service delivery model. Since March 2023, this work has involved a patient voice partner and we are looking for someone to continue this work. We are looking for someone who lives and resides in the Sooke Region (from Scia’new First Nation to Port Renfrew/Pacheedaht First Nation) who is interested in helping us to establish team-based integrated health services, accessible to all residents of the Sooke Region. The opportunity would require attendance at a 2-3 hour Working Group meeting, once a month, by Zoom or other internet platform, for at least a year.

Level of Engagement

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


  • Willing & comfortable to share health care experiences in a group setting
  • Comfort with public speaking
  • Previous committee/working group experience
  • 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 required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Annemieke Holthuis President, Board of Directors | Sooke Region Communities Health Network (250) 886-2664

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