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Island Health seeks patient advisors in Campbell River and the Comox Valley

January 25, 2017

More than ever, patients are becoming part of modern healthcare teams, and their expertise is helping to improve the way care is delivered.

 

Healthcare leaders in the Comox Valley and Campbell River want to connect with new and existing patient volunteers to support working groups that are examining operations in almost every area of the new North Island Hospitals.

Volunteers of all ages and from all walks of life are needed to help in a variety of areas, including Admitting, Emergency, Pediatrics, Medical Imaging, Booking and Administration.

Patient advisors play an increasingly important role in helping healthcare organizations improve the quality of care and the overall patient experience. Working together with healthcare leaders, volunteers offer unique insights that can have a positive and long-lasting impact.

Volunteers on the North Island Hospitals Project’s Public Patient Advisory Committee and Aboriginal Working Group have made significant contributions to the planning and construction phases of the new facilities, and will continue to work closely with Project teams. That successful collaboration is paving the way to increase the role of volunteer advisors in the North Island Hospitals.

Due to open this fall, these state-of-the-art facilities have been carefully designed to meet the needs of the communities they serve for many decades to come. New volunteers will be asked to participate in approximately two meetings a month until the hospitals open.

Island Health is hosting two open houses to share more information with potential volunteers. Events will be held in:

CAMPBELL RIVER: Tuesday, January 31, 4:30 to 7:30 pm
North Island Hospitals Project Office, Unit C, 220 Dogwood Street

COURTENAY: Wednesday, February 1, 4:30 to 7:30 pm
North Island Hospitals Project Office, 910 Fitzgerald Ave.

For more information email: patient.experience@viha.ca

Media Inquiries:
Valerie Wilson
Director, Regional Communications
250.739-6303
valerie.wilson@viha.ca