What is a Patient and Family Advisory Council? (PFAC)
- A group that meet monthly for collaboration between staff and advisors on program decisions to improve patient-centred care.
- It is not a support group, grievance committee, staff meeting, or presentation forum.
- Advisory councils:
- Identify opportunities for improving the patient and family experience
- Advise on policies and practices to support patient and family engagement
- Recommend how to better measure, quantify, and evaluate patient and family engagement.
What is the Role of a PFAC member?
Specific roles of council members may include: serving as a sounding board for new initiatives; generating ideas; sharing best practices; planning and evaluating programs; and providing input on institutional policies, programs, and practices.
PFACs at Saskatoon Health Region
- Aboriginal Peoples
- Addictions Services
- Adult Mental Health
- Audiology - starting in September 2017
- Brain Health & Rehabilitation
- Child and Youth Mental Health
- Children’s Health Services
- Critical Care
- Emergency Department
- General Medicine
- Heart Health
- HIV Care
- Home Care
- Humboldt Hospital
- Kidney Health
- Long Term Care - Visit our Site
- Maternal Services
- Palliative Care
- SK Transplant
- Steering Committee
- Surgical Services