Patient voice in the South West LHIN

Become a patient, family or caregiver partner

The LHIN is currently seeking members of the public to offer their perspectives on health care as patients, family members, and caregivers. This is a volunteer role. These individuals would participate on committees working to provide coordinated and comprehensive care for patients and family. 

What are the benefits of taking part?

  • Sharing your experiences and ideas about parts of the health care system could impact your own experience and outcomes.
  • You will be working with and learning from a tremendous group of peers from across the South West LHIN.
  • Build your listening and speaking skills as you share your own experiences and ideas.
  • You will learn a great deal about the health care system and the different initiatives designed to improve care.

Anyone who has been a patient, a caregiver, or a family member of a patient, and who lives within the South West LHIN geography can apply to be considered for membership. To apply, anyone interested must complete and submit an Expression of Interest.


Patient and Family Advisory Committee

This committee will advise, collaborate and co-design with the South West LHIN, including its leaders and staff, about health system policies and practices. This includes co-designing the broader patient engagement strategy from the planning stages through to the delivery of patient and family-centred care within the South West LHIN. 

Key Roles
  • Develop a collective vision of patient and family-centred care
  • Establish a strategy to increase meaningful patient engagement, and advance the culture of patient and family-centred care within the South West LHIN
  • Identify opportunities for improving quality of care in the South West LHIN
  • Co-design strategies to actively partner with patients in designing, planning and improving healthcare services
  • Develop draft policies or position papers that support policy change and champion patient and family-centred care
  • Co-design communications that will go to the public
  • Review evaluation methods to help define success of system improvements

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