Saskatoon Health Region: Patient and Family Advisor & Councils
Individuals who have received care or supported a family member through care within the past two years are needed who are willing to share about care experience in ways others can learn from.
Key areas of opportunities include:
- Sharing care experiences with staff to bring about constructive change in the health care system;
- Providing input into patient care, health system processes, patient safety concerns, policy, and strategic improvement;
- Rapid Process Improvement Workshops that focus on one problem, identify the root causes, create test solutions and are ready to implement the solution in one week; and
- Survey patients about their care experiences to provide insight into which processes are working and which processes can be improved.
Patient and Family Advisor Council groups meet monthly for collaboration between staff and advisors on program decisions to improve patient-centred care.
The council meets monthly for collaboration between staff and advisors on program decisions to improve patient-centred care. Councils are not a support group, grievance committee, staff meeting, or presentation forum.
Register online to become an advisor here.
The advisory council identifies opportunities for improving the patient and family experience, advises on policies and practices to support patient and family engagement, and recommends how to better measure, quantify, and evaluate patient and family engagement.
Information about specific advisory councils in functional areas can be found here.