Patient, Family/Caregiver Advisory Council (PFAC)

Co-Designing Health and Social Service Care in South Georgian Bay

Patient, Family/Caregiver Advisory Council (PFAC)

Our SGB OHT has collaborated and co-designed our work with patients, family members, caregivers, and members of our community since we first began our work as the SGB OHT in 2019. Since that time, we have formally engaged and established the SGB OHT patient, family, and caregiver advisory council to co-design our work and strategic direction. This group has met monthly since March 2021 and continues to be engaged and informed members of the SGB OHT.

To continue to co-design our work as an OHT with our PFAC members, we are using a distributed leadership structure. The Chair of our PFAC is a member of the SGB OHT Collaboration Council, and other members of our PFAC sit on various action teams to inform the work from the patient/family/caregiver perspective.

The PFAC is currently leading the development of the following initiatives:

  • local patient reported experience survey
  • patient declaration of values
  • patient, family and caregiver partnership and engagement strategy

Each of these initiatives has a measurement and evaluation structure associated with it to track their success and community engagement.

To date, members of the SGB OHT PFAC have expressed their gratitude for being a part of the OHT work, as illustrated in the quote below:

“I feel that living in a community is more fulfilling if you are able to help other members of the community live healthy enriched lives.”
– Member on being a part of the SGB OHT PFAC 

 

Ontario Patient, Family and Caregiver Declaration of Values and Commitment to Engagement 

The South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team is committed to upholding the goals and principles of the Ontario Patient, Family and Caregiver Declaration of Values. We work collaboratively to ensure that services are centred around patients, their families, and caregivers to improve their care.

Have questions? Contact us using the form below!

Meet the local residents informing healthcare in South Georgian Bay. These are the members of the PFAC.

Anyone can join and all are welcome.

Resources Developed by the SGB OHT Patient, Family/Caregiver Advisory Council

Resources to Bring to Medical Appointments

These resources were co-designed with our PFAC members. They are based on extensive research and consultation.
We hope they are useful to you as you navigate the healthcare system.

PFAC Questions to ask your Doctor (4 × 6 in)

The South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team is committed to ensuring that everyone in our region has the best care possible. You can print off these questions to bring to your next healthcare appointment.

As a patient/client, friend, family member, or caregiver, you are an advocate for your health care or the health care of someone else. Advocating makes sure that the person you are advocating for gets the best health care possible.

As a patient/client, friend, family member, or caregiver, you are an advocate for your health care or the health care of someone else. Advocating makes sure that the person you are advocating for gets the best care possible.

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