North West LHIN Patient and Family Advisory Committee  

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING THE NORTH WEST LHIN PATIENT AND FAMILY ADVISORY COMMITTEE? 

 

We would like to thank everyone for their participation and submissions to the committee. Please note submissions have now closed as of September 7, 2017. 

The North West LHIN is looking for patients, caregivers and family members to participate on the new Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC). The role of a PFAC member is to share his or her unique stories, experiences, opinions and perspectives in order to strengthen engagement of patients, caregivers and the public in important local health planning decisions and policies. 

Application submission has now closed, for further information please contact: 

North West Local Health Integration Network 
Attention: Sandra Desbiens  
975 Alloy Drive, Suite 201  
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5Z8 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the North West LHIN?

The North West LHIN is responsible for planning, integrating and funding local health services – hospitals, long-term care homes, community health centres, community support services, and mental health and addictions agencies.

What is the role of the North West LHIN’s PFAC?

The role of the Committee is to provide advice to the North West LHIN based on the patient, caregiver and family experience that is meaningful to all people living in the North West LHIN region.
 

What is the role of a Patient and Family Advisory Committee member?

The role of a Patient and Family Committee Advisory Committee member is to share his or her unique stories, experiences, opinions and perspectives in order to strengthen engagement of patients, caregivers and the public in important local health planning decisions and policies. 
 

Who can participate?

We encourage patients and/or their caregivers and/or family members who live within the North West LHIN’s to complete and submit this Expression of Interest for consideration of participation on the Patients and Family Advisory Committee.
 

Who cannot participate?

Elected representatives, practicing health care professionals, paid employees of health charities, employees of companies in health industries, elected officials, and employees of provincial and federal health ministries and agencies already have a strong voice in making their opinions known to decision makers, these persons are not eligible for membership.
 

How will Committee members be selected?

Members will be selected and recruited in such a manner to ensure diversity that is reflective of the North West LHIN’s population makeup. Membership will also represent patient, family/caregiver experiences across different health care settings, including in hospitals, Long-Term Care Homes, and Home and Community Care settings