As you may recall, June 6th was “What Matters to You?” day. Although these four words are simple in and of themselves, when a member of our Pts4Chg community introduced them to her homecare team, something special came about. See the results here. Way to go, Emma!
National Volunteer Week is April 7-13, 2019! This week provides an opportunity to recognize the important role that volunteers play. Alberta Health Services is recognizing its over 14,400 volunteers. One of these individuals is also a member of our Pts4Chg community. Thanks for all you do, Gloria.
Gloria Wilkinson volunteers as a patient advisor with the Emergency SCN. Her perspective is considered equally with research and evidence. “It’s the only way to improve patient outcomes – the ones that matter to the patient,” says Gloria. pic.twitter.com/tkHBOS9hhF
— Alberta’s Strategic Clinical Networks (@ahs_scn) April 8, 2019
If you live in Saskatoon or area, this is something you will want to check out. Atlthough this true event is incredibly sad, Greg’s Story has the potential of bringing about some positive changes to healthcare. In doing so, the hope is to see fewer people falling through the cracks.
Click here for more information and to register.
Find out at Dementia Network Calgary’s upcoming event.
Dementia Network Calgary: Community Gathering on Advocacy
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Place: Renfrew Community Association
Click here to register for this event.
A Canadian hospital is helping make the hospital experience less spooky for parents of sick or premature newborns.
Yesterday, I was talking to some friends whose son is in the Alberta Children’s Hospital. According to J.W., they had spent over $60.00 for a Halloween costume for their two-year-old son, M.W. Unfortunately, due to a medical issue that arose on October 29th, the costume had not been worn and remains in its original bag.
Hearing this, I was reminded of an initiative that had been started by two nurses on a neonatal unit. The end result saw babies wearing handmade felt Halloween costumes at a hospital in Edmonton. Click here to read the story.
Are you a patient or caregiver who is passionate about helping shape health care in Canada?
As part of our commitment to amplifying the patient voice, we are pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to patients, caregivers, and family members to attend the 2018 Infoway Partnership Conference in Montreal on November 13-14, 2018.
Click here for more information.
If you will be in Calgary or area on the evening of August 29/2018, this may be an event you want to attend. Given that dementia is becoming a reality for more people, the information provided is apt to be relevant to you or someone you know.
Are you interested in home (personal) health monitoring technologies and ways they can be used to improve patient care in Alberta? If so, here is an event you may find of interest.
Click here to read and download the forum information.
If you are a patient/family advisor, want to attend the upcoming Quality Summit in Calgary but have not yet registered, here is a tweet you won’t want to miss.
Patient/Family Advisors – If you have not yet registered for the Quality Summit, you can do so by adding your name to the waitlist. Don't delay as there are a limited number of advisor spots available. #QS18 #patientsincluded @ahs_scn @AlbertaPFCC https://t.co/GIP0mqYyRt pic.twitter.com/zyHgxOC8lX
— Patients 4 Change (@Pts4Chg) July 17, 2018
Registration for Quality Summit 2018 will begin on June 27th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. MT. Given the popularity of this event and the limited spots available, you will want to register as quickly as possible. Click here to find out more.