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Trial Run, Patient Pathway and Flow, Seniors Health and Wellness Centre | Kamloops North Hills Mall

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Open to Interior Region, Patient partners in the Kamloops area

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Attention Kamloops Patient Partners! Staff at the new Seniors Health and Wellness Centre in Kamloops would like your help to provide a smooth and supported flow of care at the new Centre. If you would like to take part in a trial run of the patient pathway through the centre and provide feedback and recommendations, please take a closer look at this opportunity.

Open to: Patient partners in the Kamloops area

Lead Organization or Department

Interior Health- Access & Flow, Clinician Nurse Specialist, Gerontology

Aim

To identify any areas for improvement in the proposed patient pathway of the new Seniors Health and Wellness Centre.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement (www.iap2.org). 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

Preference will be given to older adults who are interested in taking a journey through the new centre in the role of a new patient and willing to make recommendations to the group of care providers.

Logistics

  • Vacancies: 2
  • When: April 5, Time TBD
  • Format: In-person walk through providing verbal and/or written feedback
  • Location: 700 Fortune Dr. Kamloops North Hills Mall - Seniors Health and Wellness Centre
 

Reimbursement

Parking & transportation costs ( within the Kamloops area) will be covered.

Background

The development of the Seniors Health and Wellness Centre (SHWC) at the North Hills Mall is a new Specialized Care Program specifically focused on older adults. Seniors Health has been identified by Interior Health as a strategic priority and efforts are being made to ensure that the voices of older adults are heard in the development of the centre, which includes education of the staff and trial runs of the patient pathway. PVN Patient Partners were included in the education of the SHWC for Kelowna and the staff were overwhelmingly supportive of this approach and appreciated the stories and recommendations of the Patient Partner representatives.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Jacquelyne Foidart
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Thompson Cariboo
250.879.1077
jfoidart@bcpsqc.ca

 

From Our Community

Karla Warkotsch

Patient Experience Consultant – Interior Health

Karla Warkotsch

The question I like to ask health care employees is ‘Who is this for?’ and ‘Do we have the right people at the table?’ As a health care employee, I see how easy it is to fall into doing for, rather than doing with patients. The voices of the patient, family and caregiver are essential to ensure the patient is central to the direction and focus of the work being done.