Public & Patient Engagement

Palliative Care, Primary Care and Home Health Services Advisory Council

What is the Palliative Care, Primary Care and Home Health Services Advisory Council?

The Council will bring forward the perspectives of those receiving palliative care, primary care, and home care services allowing for greater collaboration between care providers from different areas of the health system, enabling joint care planning and decision making.

Membership

The Council includes a minimum of eight (8) members to a maximum of fifteen (15) members with at least 80 per cent of the council members having personal experience in relation to Palliative, Primary and/or Home Health Services s (e.g., clients, live-in caregivers). The remaining 20 per cent of members will include individuals that support a person who receives Palliative, Primary and/or Home Health Services  (such as a family member) or a member of the community at large who has strong interests in improving WRHA Palliative, Primary and Home Health Services .   Efforts are made to ensure citizen and client representatives reflect the diversity of clients served by the home care program (from across the Winnipeg health region, seniors, people with disabilities, etc.)  The Council reports to the WRHA Vice President & Chief Operating Officer and is Chaired by the Regional Director of the Palliative, Primary and Home Health Services Home Care Program. WRHA Home Care Program staff members act as meeting facilitators and support the Chairperson in their role.

Advisory Council Role

As representatives of the community, Palliative Care, Primary Care and Home Health Services Advisory Council members perform the following duties: 

  • Provide feedback and advice regarding the vision and strategy for the WRHA Palliative Care, Primary Care and Home Health Services programs;
  • Discuss a broad range of health and human service issues that impact the lives of clients and their support networks as they access primary care, home care and palliative care services;
  • Inform the WRHA Palliative Care, Primary Care, and Home Health Services Programs of their understanding of the needs and issues when designing and delivering palliative care, primary care, and home care services
We need community people

We are looking for individuals who have a personal passion for and commitment to ongoing improvements to the Primary Care, Palliative Care and Home Health Services Programs and the quality of life of those receiving these services in order to live independently in the community.  Council members may hold a volunteer position for a maximum three-year term. Selection of Council membership is done by the Palliative, Primary and Home Health Services Program  and is based on current recruitment requirements. At minimum, each council will meet four times per year (between September and May) with a maximum of six meetings, based on agenda items.

Support for Council members

If a Council member identifies any barriers to attend meetings, staff can assist by providing transportation and caregiver support.

Interested in getting involved?

The WRHA Palliative Care, Primary Care and Home Health Services Advisory Council is seeking new council members. If you are interested in applying to work with this council, please complete the application form in the link below.

Application deadline is Thursday, July 25, 2019.

Download application form 

If you have questions, or would like more information about WRHA Palliative Care, Primary Care, and Home Health Services Advisory Council, please contact Audrey Gordon, Director, Strategic Initiatives at 204-794-1837 or agordon3@wrha.mb.ca.

Applicants invited to participate in an interview process will be contacted in early August.  The first orientation meeting will begin in September.

You can mail, fax, or email your completed application to:

Elizabeth Premecz, Administrative Assistant
WRHA Palliative Care, Primary Care and Home Health Services Advisory Council
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
3rd Floor - 496 Hargrave Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3A 0X7

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