The vision of Labrador-Grenfell Health is of healthy people living in healthy communities.

Partners in your care

By partnering with you and your family, Labrador-Grenfell Health employees will work as a team to make sure you have the best possible experience while in our facilities. We believe that you and your family are important members of our team and we want to make sure your voice is heard.

Labrador-Grenfell Health is committed to Person and Family-Centered Care that fosters respectful, compassionate, and culturally responsive care that meets the needs, values, and beliefs of patients and their family members.

Rights and Responsibilities

Vision and Values

Volunteer as a Patient and Family Advisor!

Labrador-Grenfell Health is now recruiting patient and family advisors to join with our staff as we continue our journey towards Person and Family Centered Care. We know that involving patients and families and listening to their feedback will help us provide the best possible care.

Learn more about becoming a Patient and Family Advisor below.

 

 

Patient and family-centred care is driven by four core concepts:

  • Patients and families are treated with respect and dignity
  • Patients and families are invited to participate in clinical decision making at the level they choose
  • Patients and families are invited to collaborate with us as partners on committees
  • Patients and families have access to information so they can be involved in their care

Our patient and family Advisors are volunteers who have had a recent experience (generally in the last 3 years) of being a patient or the family member of a patient. Advisors are involved in many ways, including patient and family advisory councils, committees, working groups, or with a special project.

If you have a genuine interest in helping Labrador-Grenfell Health make the patient experience the best it can be, then becoming a volunteer advisor might be the right role for you. Learn how to apply to be an advisor under the “How do I apply to be a Patient and Family Advisor?” section below.

The purpose of Person and Family Advisors is to work in partnership with Western Health to help improve the quality of care. The role of a Person and Family Advisor includes, but is not limited to:

  • Bringing the client and family perspective to the table to facilitate decision-making;
  • Supporting and encouraging others to be involved and/or share information from other client and families of Western Health to support improvements in care;
  • Participating in a variety of ways to improve care, such as new policies, practices, education materials, facility planning/design, and client surveys;
  • Improving communication between clients, families and staff; and
  • Attending meetings, planned events, learning opportunities, or focus groups.

There are a variety of ways that Person and Family Advisors can be engaged in improving care and can include:

  • Advisors to provide input with short term projects or activities (e.g., review of program pamphlets, signage) typically on an as needed basis;
  • Advisors on established or new program/service committees;

The purpose of Person and Family Advisors is to work in partnership with Western Health to help improve the quality of care. The role of a Person and Family Advisor includes, but is not limited to:

  • Bringing the client and family perspective to the table to facilitate decision-making;
  • Supporting and encouraging others to be involved and/or share information from other client and families of Western Health to support improvements in care;
  • Participating in a variety of ways to improve care, such as new policies, practices, education materials, facility planning/design, and client surveys;
  • Improving communication between clients, families and staff; and
  • Attending meetings, planned events, learning opportunities, or focus groups.

 

For more information on becoming an advisor, please call XXX-XXXX. 

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