The role of the Regional Client and Family Centred Care Steering Committee is to lead and support the spread of Client and Family Centred Care throughout the Saskatoon Health Region. The Steering Committee aims to fundamentally change the culture of our relationships with clients and families. This group was established in 2007. Membership includes experienced Patient and Family Advisors, Physicians, and Saskatoon Health Region staff.
- Identify Client and Family Centred Care priorities and develop corresponding action plans.
- Develop and monitor key measures and outcomes related to Client and Family Centred Care.
- Collaborate with regional governance committees, operational committees, and department committees, affiliates, and community partners to improve Client and Family Centred Care.
- Maintain registry of all CFCC related activities and resources.
- Build awareness and skills among the Patient and Family Advisors to enable them to carry out their advisory and coordinating roles.
Terms of Reference
Steering Committee Co-Chair Message
Greg Chartier, Co-Chair of Regional Client and Family Centred Care Steering Committee
Over the past four years I have had the opportunity to participate in service planning and delivery both at the Saskatoon Health Region and Provincial levels. I have served on the Client and Family Centred Care Dubé Centre for Mental Health Patient and Family Advisory Council, the Saskatoon Health Region Ethics Committee and participated in the Provincial Commission on Mental Health and Addiction. I have seen the engagement process mature and evolve and patient and family engagement has been entrenched in National Accreditation Standards.
However, there continues to be evidence that that health care system is not sustainable in its current form; supported by a growing backlog of reports and recommendations identifying gaps in patient outcomes, and an overtaxed and fatigued workforce. To close these gaps will require extensive and ongoing engagement of patients, families, the general public and health care professional team.
This is an exciting and critical time in the evolution of health care in the province and an incredible opportunity for the community and health care professionals to help shape a more efficient and effective health care system. As we move forward we must not lose sight that the purpose of this engagement is to deliver better health and wellness outcomes to the community.