Burlington’s hospital looking for residents to sit on advisory committee


Published October 19, 2021 at 2:08 pm

Joseph Brant Hospital is looking for local residents to sit on its Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC).

The PFAC was established last autumn to enhance and formalize the hospital’s on-going commitment to patient and family engagement as well as helping inform the delivery of better patient-centred care.

Members of the PFAAC partner with JBH staff, physicians and volunteers and act as a central source of consultation for improvement and design activities, and to guide the ongoing refinement and growth of activities.

The ideal candidate will have the following characteristics:

Experience with care at JBH as a patient or family member of a patient at JBH, within the past three years

An interest in participating in work that will improve the experience of JBH patients and their families

Has at least four hours monthly to volunteer as a Patient and Family Advisor to reliably participate in the work, working groups, meetings

Good listening and communication skills

Able to share thoughts and opinions, while respecting diverse populations

Willingness to complete a Vulnerable Sector Search (police check), two-step tuberculosis test and show proof of up-to-date immunization

Willingness to commit to at least one year

PFAC members have opportunities to make a difference at the hospital by bringing the perspective of the patient or family member into meaningful discussions, to help improve the hospital care and services, and to expand your knowledge about your hospital and healthcare system

For more information about the position, or to apply, visit the hospital’s website. The application deadline is Oct. 31.


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