Winchester District Memorial Hospital is creating a new Patient and Family Engagement Committee (PFEC) – and it’s looking for community members to get involved.
“The patient’s voice is the most important one at the table,” explains Lynn Hall, Senior Vice President, Clinical Services. “We want to hear their ideas on how we can improve each patient’s experience at WDMH.”
Advisors will reflect on their own experiences, or those of their family members, to offer meaningful input on all aspects of care.
Topics may range from hospital policies to improved signage.
Advisors will make a difference by sharing their ideas and experiences, helping to shape how care is delivered at WDMH.
Advisors do not need special qualifications. Any required training will be provided.
To start, the committee will meet a minimum of four times per year.
Interested community members are invited to complete an application form, found on the main page of the WDMH website at www.wdmh.on.ca. They may also contact Dianne Lapier at 613-774-2422, ext. 6352 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“We believe that health care providers and patients should be partners in care,” adds Cholly Boland, CEO.
“The Patient and Family Engagement Committee builds upon the many ways that WDMH gains feedback from patients and families. By working together, we can continually improve the quality and safety of the care we provide.”
The Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Provincial Liberal Association has scheduled an all candidate’s debate for Monday March 3rd at 6:30 PM at the Best Western Plus Hotel, 1515 Vincent Massey Drive, Cornwall.
The event will feature the candidates seeking the nomination for the Provincial Liberal Candidacy. Candidates will be asked a series of questions from the event moderator, and be given an allotted period of time to respond to the questions.
“There are two excellent candidates currently seeking the nomination, who come from two very
different backgrounds” explains James Borer, president of the SDSG PLA. “Both would make very strong candidates in the next Provincial election.”
Currently the two candidates seeking the nomination are Del Jones and John Earle.
The event is open to the general public.
The South Dundas Minor Hockey Association is planning a huge evening for Saturday, March 3, an evening of hockey that will see a team of Ottawa Senators Alumni players skate onto the ice to challenge some of South Dundas’ finest.
All proceeds from the evening will go to the South Dundas Minor Hockey Association to help offset some of the costs of running the program for the youth of the community.
Preliminary plans have the Sens Alumni players on the ice from 7-7:45 p.m. when they will skate with local minor hockey players and their families. At 8 p.m. the opening ceremony will see the puck dropped to kick off the game between the Sens Alumni and representatives of South Dundas Minor Hockey.
There will be between periods entertainment and a reception will follow the game at the McIntosh Inn.
Admission for the evening is $10 for adults and $5 for students (4-18). Children under three will be admitted free.
Advance tickets will be on sale at the Morrisburg Arena on February 22 from 7-8 p.m. and on Friday, Feb. 24 from 3-7 p.m.