The Central West LHIN
Patient and Family Advisory Committee
Help shape your local health care system
The Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is currently seeking passionate individuals and community advocates to voluntarily serve as members of its new Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC).
As part of a commitment to placing the needs of patients first, LHINs aim to engage and empower patients, families and caregivers in helping to shape their local health care systems. It is with this important objective in mind and in support of Ontario’s Patients First Act, PFACs are being established in each of Ontario’s 14 LHINs.
Through the sharing of unique health care stories, opinions, perspectives and experiences, the voices of patients, family members and caregivers will help to inform, influence and, in some instances, co-design programs and services within their local health care system.
Expected to meet monthly and committed to meeting no less than 6 times per year, the Central West LHIN PFAC will include between 10 to 15 Members who ideally represent the LHIN’s multicultural and geographic diversity. More specifically, the LHIN is seeking Committee members who are committed to improving and enhancing the patient experience, and who share the following qualities and attributes:
- Have had recent lived experience with the health care system as either a patient, family member or both
- Lives within the Central West LHIN
- Able to see beyond their own personal experience
- Committed and passionate about enhancing the patient experience
- Open-minded, solution-oriented with a positive attitude
- Able to speak in a large group or in front of others.
Deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2017.
Our objective is to deepen and broaden patient and family engagement within the Central West LHIN. Thank you for your interest in the Central West LHIN PFAC, and in your want to help bring about healthy change across your local health care system.
Carmine Domanico Scott McLeod
Chair, Board of Directors CEO