What matters to you?

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC) is collecting stories and feedback about what matters to patients in BC. Whether you had a positive or negative experience, this group wants to hear about it.

Who is the BCPSQC?

From their website:

In 2008 the British Columbia Patient Safety & Quality Council was created by the provincial government to enhance patient safety, reduce errors, promote transparency, and identify best practices to improve patient care.” (About the Council)

Why are they collecting stories?

The BCPSQC is preparing for an event called “What Matters to You? Day”, which will be held June 6.

From the website:

““What Matters to You?” Day started in Norway in 2014, with the simple goal of encouraging meaningful conversations between patients, caregivers, and families, and their health care providers. We liked the idea so much that we wanted to do it in BC too!” (What Matters to You Day)

How is sharing my story valuable?

Health care in BC strives to be patient-centered. That means that it tries to put you, your family and your values, needs and preferences at the centre of decisions and approaches. The goal is to have better outcomes for you and your health as a result. By sharing your experience you help the health care system develop better processes and strategies, making things better for you and others in the future.

Who else can I share my story with?

We invite you to share your experiences with us, as part of your care team. We are open to feedback about your experiences with our centre, and also other parts of your health care team. Patient-centered care is very important to us and at the centre of the culture of our team.