Residents have say in health-care issues

Patients, caregivers, and other interested citizens in the mid-Island area have the opportunity to be part of health care transformation in the province.

The Patient Voices Network is hosting a free, one-day orientation in Nanaimo, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Coast Bastion Inn, 11 Bastion St.

The network consists of individuals of all ages and backgrounds who wish to use their experiences toward positive change to the health care system.

Through the network, they receive the opportunities, training and support to participate in the process of change.

The first step in becoming a member of the network is to attend the orientation. Transportation and accommodation costs are covered for eligible participants, in hopes of attracting a diverse group of individuals throughout the region.

“Patients tell me the orientation is a really inspiring day for them, with a lot of information about how they can have a voice in health care,” said Kristine Reilkoff, Vancouver Island Health Authority liaison for the network. “Once a patient completes this session, we can help connect them to focus groups, patient advisory committees and other engagements that have a direct effect on health care throughout the province.”

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