Advisory Committees

The voice of the community

Advisory Committees

These committees provide us with feedback on a range of topics including palliative care, patient safety, mental health, chronic diseases and much more.  All our active committees are listed below.

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Patient and Public Advisors' HandbookThis handbook is designed to support members of the public in their role as advisors in health care services. It includes an overview of advisory committees and information on what to expect, how to prepare for meetings, the role of the public on advisory committees, effecting change and more...

Active committees

Clinical and Systems Transformation (CST) Project

Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) is a joint undertaking between VCH, PHSA and PHC to complete a significant transformation of clinical practices and systems. Care will be streamlined, with clinical design teams creating standardized, evidence-informed clinical practices. A powerful, new integrated clinical information system will let users generate immediate, accurate and more complete health records while also giving them access to leading decision support tools.

1. CST Project Steering Committee

This committee provides leadership and overall project direction to all CST advisory groups and design teams.

2. CST Clinical Decision Group

This group provides clinical oversight for the project, specifically for clinical design. It also aligns clinical standards and workflows across the organizations; and ensures that patient-centered, save, effective and evidence-informed practices are incorporated.

3. CST Privacy Working Group

This group provides direction to the CST Data Advisory Group for issues related to privacy. It establishes and oversees the conduct of a privacy impact assessment for the CST project and to makes recommendations on the design, configuration and operation of the Cerner system to ensure that it has the features and functionality and is administered in a manner that supports privacy compliance requirements.

4. Regional Mental Health & Addictions Acute Clinical Practice Council

The purpose of the Regional Clinical Practice Council is to share information regarding clinical practice and develop regional clinical practice documents for mental health and addictions services in acute, community, and tertiary services. To collaborate in the development of standards and practice guidelines for mental health & addiction services based on the best available evidence and emerging practices, and implement continuing quality improvement in mental health and addiction services.

5. Richmond Colloborative Services Committee

This committee ties the Divisions of Family Practice to Vancouver Coastal Health. Every Divisions of Family Practice in BC has a collaborative committee that connects it to its respective health authority. The Richmond committee includes a CEAN member.

6. Richmond Health Advisory Committee (RHAC)

Members of the RHAC reflect the diversity of their Health Service Delivery Area, and are broadly informed and engaged in their community. The Committee is advisory to the Richmond Chief Operating Officer on community engagement strategies that will /*provide meaningful input into health planning and policy, service delivery and evaluation.

7. Richmond Mental Health & Addictions Family Advisory Committee

This committee is comprised of family members of current or past clients of mental health or addictions patients/clients of VCH Richmond. Through shared understanding of the system and lived experience in seeking services, this committee will make recommendations that will enhance system responsiveness to improve the quality of services available in the community for mental health and addictions clients and their families.

8. Segal Health Centre Design Committee

The Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre (JRSFHC) will be a new, eight-storey mental health and addictions facility located on the Vancouver General Hospital site.  The project team sought like to provide the perspective of consumers/patients and their family members on interior design elements of the building, focusing on areas accessed by patients and families, as well as the day to day functioning of the building from the perspective of consumers/patients and their loved ones.

9. VCH Integrated Primary and Community Care (IPCC)

This team’s goal is to deliver integrated primary care, home and community care, and community mental health and substance abuse services equitably across all local health areas.

There are committees in two of VCH’s Communities of Care that include members of CEAN on them:

North Shore Integrated Primary and Community Care Committee

Looks at the IPCC team’s goal through a North Shore lens

Richmond Integrated Primary and Community Care Committee

Looks at the IPCC team’s goal through a Richmond lens

10. VCH Regional Patient Safety Advisory Council

This council champions change in patient care, highlighting a culture of patient safety in Vancouver Coastal Health and its partner organizations. Staff and leadership sit on this committee, as well as members of the public and representatives from related organizations, such as the College of Registered Nurses of BC and health care unions.

11. VCH/PHC Regional Stroke Redesign Initiative

To coordinate an integrated stroke strategy for all sites within the Coastal Community of Care within the context of a Regional Stroke System Redesign that will support best outcomes for Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care’s stroke patients.

The goal is to design an integrated and coordinated system of care for Stroke Patients and to increase access to stroke services and resources across the continuum of care.