Have your say: Become a Patient and Family Partner with 3sHealth

September 29, 2020

Colleen Bryant, a 3sHealth patient and family partner.

Are you interested in volunteering your patient experience to 3sHealth’s work of finding innovative solutions to complex problems so that health care will be sustainable for future generations? If so, express your interest in becoming one of our Patient and Family Partners.

Patient and Family Partners (PFPs) play a crucial role in helping ensure that the work 3sHealth’s service lines carry out is always patient- and family-centered. 3sHealth has been actively recruiting additional PFPs for its various health system partnership committees. The input these volunteers provide to committees is invaluable to health-care decision makers and all Saskatchewan patients.

“When I talk to executives and people on committees, they say having a patient in the room focuses the discussion on what really matters,” says Colleen Bryant, one of 3sHealth’s Patient and Family Partners.

Bryant also points to the power of starting meetings with a patient story. “Making the patient heard at every level is a commitment from the province. As a Patient and Family Partner, it is rewarding to be heard and have the people who do the work make a change because of your experience.”

Aligned with its partners in ensuring all its work is patient- and family-centered, 3sHealth has created a Patient and Family Advisory Council and has integrated PFPs throughout its strategic planning process.

Get in touch: To apply to become a PFP or to ask any questions you may have, please email us at pfcc@3sHealth.ca.

Ideal candidates will have a variety of patient and family service-related experience, reflect the diversity of Saskatchewan’s population, and have a desire to work collaboratively with 3sHealth in improving quality, safety, and the patient care experience.

3sHealth continues to monitor, improve, and align its Patient and Family Partner processes to Saskatchewan Health Authority and provincial standards. 3sHealth is committed to collaborating with patients and families in the planning and delivery of safe, quality health care for all Saskatchewan residents.

“Being a Patient and Family Partner is an amazing opportunity to have a say in the new culture of health care,” says Bryant.

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