ESC LHIN Patient and Family Advisory Committees (PFAC)

The Erie St. Clair LHIN wants to learn what patients, families, and caregivers value most in our health care system. The ESC LHIN is committed to partnering and listening to patients, families, and caregivers to ensure that changes in the health care system reflect the needs and opinions of the people we serve.

ESC LHIN Regional PFAC 

The ESC LHIN is also developing a regional PFAC that will assist in the shaping of ESC LHIN-funded programs, services, and initiatives – including sub-region tables – by applying its collective repository of stories, opinions, perspectives, and experiences that reflect the experience of all people living in the ESC LHIN region.

Since its inception, the ESC LHIN has recognized the value of listening to the voices of patients and their families/caregivers. We believe that when people are actively involved in managing their own health and wellness, as well as creating their own health care and community solutions, they will live healthier lives in healthier communities.

The ESC LHIN is currently looking for members to sit on its regional PFAC. Membership is extended to all ESC LHIN community residents and will reflect the diversity of our communities. Interested members need to have health care experiences within the past two years. This opportunity will require a commitment to attend a minimum of six meetings a year in Chatham in person or via teleconference or video conference.

Expression of Interest (EOI) applications are now open. If you are interested in applying, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DFS9P95 or call 1-888-447-4468 ext. 3222 for a print version to be mailed to you.

Applications must be received by Friday, December 7, 2018.

Resources

ESC LHIN Home & Community Care PFAC

The ESC LHIN has partnered with our patients and their families to improve the quality of our home and community care services. This means our home and community care patients and their families are now equal members in their care and are actively involved in the planning and evaluation of their health and service needs. Our foundation for success starts with creating a positive experience for each patient and family.

Patient Advisors (PAs) make up the ESC LHIN Home and Community Care PFAC and provide a voice that represents all patients and families who receive care from our organization.

A Patient Advisor is a volunteer who has either received care, or is a family member of someone who has received care, from us within the past five years. Patient Advisors volunteer approximately 1-4 hours per week by giving us advice based on their experience with the organization as a patient or family member. PAs help to improve the patient experience by working with staff and providers on either short or long-term projects.‚Äč

For more information on the role of the Patient Advisor or the ESC LHIN Home & Community Care PFAC, please visit: http://healthcareathome.ca/eriestclair/en/Getting-Care/Patient-and-Caregiver-Resources/patient-and-family-centred-care