QEII Redevelopment Project: Patient, Family and Public Advisory Committee

Casual meeting of diverse group

Volunteer Opportunity

Nova Scotia Health Authority is committed to engaging Nova Scotians in establishing priorities and making decisions that matter to them and that affect them.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is recruiting for its new QEII Redevelopment Patient, Family and Public Advisory Committee. The committee will involve patient, family and public representatives from across Nova Scotia. Members of the committee will come together this spring and regularly thereafter, to provide feedback to the QEII Redevelopment Team about their knowledge and perspectives that will inform aspects of design, patient flow, patient experience, and help address questions that may arise from the construction phase.

We are currently seeking nine community-minded individuals from across the province. Members will reflect diverse populations and perspectives and have one or more of the following qualifications: 

  • Patient/family/public experiences at the QEII Health Sciences Centre within the last 2 years
  • Can look at issues from more than one point of view
  • Can share honest points of view in a respectful way
  • Are interested in making a positive contribution to a sustainable health system
  • Have experience with large infrastructure projects
  • Want to work with the QEII Redevelopment Team to improve quality, safety and experience of care

Some of the activities of the committee include: 

  • Providing informed feedback on the opportunities, ideas, design elements and issues that are most important to patients, families and the public
  • Reviewing draft designs to ensure inclusion of the patient/family/public perspective
  • Contributing to understanding potential questions related to the construction phase
  • Bringing a patient and family voice to advance patient-/family-centred care and engagement through the QEII Redevelopment Project.

Additional requirements: 

  • Sign a confidentiality agreement
  • Have or be willing to obtain a Criminal Record Check
  • Declare any potential conflicts of interest
  • Be available to attend six daytime and/or evening meetings between June and December 2017.
  • Be able to devote 2-3 hours per month for meeting preparation.

Please note: These are volunteer positions. If this opportunity is of interest, please send a letter and current resume telling us why you are interested and why you believe you should be selected to join the QEII Redevelopment Patient, Family and Public Advisory Committee. Applications can be emailed to the attention of Susan Dunn at susan.dunn@nshealth.ca

The deadline for applications is June 2, 2017. Successful applicants will begin participation in June 2017. For more information please visit our website at www.nshealth.ca/get-involved