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Patient Experience

Patient Experience is a BC Children's Hospital office that strives to offer supportive, meaningful partnerships with patients, families and their supporters with care and service teams to enable to best experience possible.
Get Involved

Our advisories and networks enable patients and families to participate in varied roles including sitting on committees, weighing in on policy design or language, cross campus quality improvements, to look and feel of documents. 

There are different ways to become involved:

  • Patients as Partners: Patients, families and their supporters are invited to join our network by becoming an e-advisor. E-advisors provide valuable feedback on a number of different projects such as policies, surveys, and general initiatives. 
  • Focus Groups: Patients, families, and supporters may be invited to attend virtual or in-person focus groups to test, consider or try out new systems or technology.
  • Surveys or questionnaires: Throughout the year surveys and questionnaires about patient care or experience are available for completion. Surveys may be completed online, in person, by telephone, or email.

Other Methods of Patient and Family Feedback

  • Comment Cards: Located throughout our inpatient and outpatient clinic areas, comment cards provide us with helpful feedback.
  • Patient Quality Care Office (PCQO): If you have a concern or question about care quality, please contact the PCQO 
  • Email Us: Provide online feedback through the Patient Experience office by emailing patientexperience@cw.bc.ca

‎Youth Advisory Committee

The BC Children's Hospital Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a group of diverse, energetic youth aged 12-23 who meet to work on projects to support youth-friendly, patient-centred care.

For more information and to attend a meeting, contact Sabrina Gill.

Kelty Mental Health Youth Ambassador Program

Our youth ambassadors promote mental health and well-being amongst their friends, families, peers and communities.

 Visit the Kelty Mental Health website for more information.

What We Do

          

 
The Volunteer Resources department provides volunteer support for BC Children's Hospital and BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre. The department is responsible for the recruitment, selection and assignment of volunteers for a variety of patient and service based areas within our facilities.

Contact
Tel: 604-875-2143
BC Children's Hospital benefits from Engagement Advisors who are responsible for developing, sustaining and evaluating partnership opportunities between patients, families, providers, and staff.

Engagement Advisors work in partnership with hospital staff to plan and implement strategies to ensure active patient engagement. These roles develop and build capacity around partnership strategies, and coordinate existing and new feedback systems.

C+W Patient & Family Engagement Advisor: 

Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children Engagement Advisor:
Cynthia Vallance

Patient/Parent Advocate, Oncology:

Child, Youth and Reproductive Mental Health Engagement Advisor:
 

 

  • Coordinated through the CW Pet Therapy Program (CW Volunteer Resources and Child Life), approved volunteer handlers and their pets provide emotional support, comfort and healing to patients, families, caregivers and staff.  For additional program information, contact CW Pet Therapy.

  • A therapeutic clown is a professional entertainer who has been trained in the specifics of working in a hospital, the clown is fully briefed by the child life specialists before engaging with the patients, and understands that the wishes and needs of the child takes priority over those of the clown.

Patient Experience coordinates and handles all non-monetary donations for BC Children's Hospital. 


Information including what we can and cannot accept is outlined here as well as our wish list.

All staff, programs, departments and external organizations requesting an opportunity to visit the C+W campus for media events, tours, site visits or access to space requests on the must complete this form


For more information, please refer to the submission process form.‎

Resources

Your Voice Matters Feedback Poster

Scan the QR code on your mobile phone camera to complete our virtual comment card.

Patient & Family Guide

This guide is a resource to help patients and families plan for a hospital stay or help navigate while in care or accessing services on campus.

Patient & Family Engagement Framework
Patient & Family Engagement Framework

Financial 

CKNW Orphan's Fund
David Foster Foundation 
Kidney Foundation 
Lions Society 
War Amps 
Angel Flight 
Variety Club The Children's Charity 

Travel Assistance

These programs offer transportation support for families travelling from out-of-town to their medical appointments and for hospital stays.

Health Connections 
Hope Air 
TAP - Travel Assistance Program 
Other Travel Help 

Government Information

BC Ambulance Service  
BC Government Director
Employment Insurance 
Ministry of Social Development and Innovation
Pharmacare 
Jordan's Principle

Patient Engagement In Research (PEIR) Plan

PEIR-Plan-Guide.pdf

Other

Patient Information – Indigenous Self Identification Process 
The Beryl Institute - Improving the Patient Experience
Be part of the safety team for your child
Child Life - Coping with blood work
The LibGuide provides access to Vancouver Public Library resources for inpatients.

 

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