Dartmouth General Hospital Quality & Patient Safety Teams seek volunteer members

Patient Family Advisors

Nova Scotia Health Authority has made a commitment to involve citizens in establishing priorities and making decisions that matter to them and impact their lives, our community and the sustainability of our health care system.

Dartmouth General Hospital is committed to providing excellent care for the patients and families of our community. We are looking to include patient and family advisors on the following quality and patient safety teams which would provide an opportunity for patients and families to provide input to the ongoing quality improvement work going on at the Dartmouth General Hospital.  

Dartmouth General Hospital Quality & Patient Safety Teams:
Family Medicine Quality & Patient Safety Team
Surgical Quality & Patient Safety Team
Ambulatory (Outpatient) Quality & Patient Safety Team
Intensive Care Unit/Critical Care Unit Quality & Patient Safety Team

We are seeking community-minded individuals to bring a patient and/or family point of view and voice. No special knowledge or skills are needed. The ideal person is someone who can use their experience as a patient or family member to help shape the care we provide.

Those selected will have one or more of the qualifications below:

  • Personal or family experience at Dartmouth General Hospital
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Can look at issues from more than one point of view
  • Can share honest points of view in a respectful way
  • Be reflective of diverse populations and perspectives in our community.
  • Previous volunteer experience is an asset
  • Interested in making a positive contribution to health care services


Additional requirements:

  • Sign a confidentiality agreement

  • Declare any potential conflicts of interest

  • Be available to attend daytime and/or evening meetings in Dartmouth

  • Be able to commit to attend 6-8 meetings annually. Meetings are usually held at the Dartmouth General during daytime hours.

Please note: These are volunteer positions. If this opportunity is of interest, send a letter and/ or resume telling us why you are interested and why you believe you should be selected to join one of the Dartmouth General Quality & Patient Safety Teams. Applications or questions can be emailed to Bridget Pierce at bridget.pierce@nshealth.ca