Volunteers are needed to collaborate with health care professionals to redesign the Penticton Health Centre’s waiting area. Image from Pixabay.com

Volunteers needed to redesign Penticton Health Centre waiting area

The collaboration commitment would last up to 4 months

Volunteers are needed to have their say on the future of the Penticton Health Centre’s waiting room.

According to the centre, it “wants to improve the layout of its waiting areas so that they are more inviting for patients and they want your help to design these spaces.”

The waiting area was recently painted and bulletin boards and pamphlet racks have now been removed. The hope for this collaboration with the health care partner is to identify what info is available and the design of the room.

“The promise to you is that the health care partner will work together with you to formulate solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible,” states the centre’s RSVP web page. “Patients who use the Penticton Health Centre and have thoughts and ideas on how their waiting experience could be improved (are eligible to apply).”

The first meeting will take place on March 6 at 2:30 p.m. at the centre, locted at 740 Carmi Avenue room 268, and will run for approximately one hour. The expectation is that this collaboration opportunity will continue for up to four months.

“Patient partner reimbursement follows the Interior Health staff travel policy. Patients will receive out of pocket expenses for travel (mileage further than 50 kilometres), parking or local public transport,” states the website. “Out-of-pocket expenses take up to six weeks for reimbursement to occur, once the form has been completed and receipts received.”

Additional questions about the project can be forwarded to Carol Stathers, engagement leader, patient and public engagement with the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council at 778-516-3308 or email cstathers@bcpsqc.ca. To RSVP to this volunteer opportunity, click here.

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.

Just Posted

Community groups want Penticton land redesignated as park

1400 Riddle Road is currently leased the Penticton and Area Cycling Association

Sentencing for South Okanagan man who sent Christmas card to shooting victim

A South Okanagan dangerous offender tacked on another nine months of prison time

Video: Bizarre incident in Penticton alley leads to arrest of Calgary man

A man was witnessed jumping on a car ‘acting like an ape’

Gucci Mane concert officially postponed in Penticton

Agency is looking at new tour dates between the Sept. 3 and 15

Proposed pharmacy on busy Penticton corner could mean intersection improvements

The lot at 595 Carmi Ave. would be narrowed to widen the traffic lanes

Nominate your favourite businesses for the Best of the South Okanagan

Join the Penticton Western News as they celebrate the Best of the South Okanagan awards

Black bear spotted near Salmon Arm elementary school

The bear was sighted at around 4 p.m. after school was out

Multiple black bear sightings in residential area near Okanagan elementary

Pictures of the bear have been posted on the Armstrong Community Forum frequently

AJ Reiter, Athlete of the Week

SOMBA Tiger’s AJ Reiter is the Athlete of the Week

RCMP probe if teen was intentionally hit with ski pole by mystery skier on B.C. mountain

The incident happened on March 20 on Grouse Mountain. Police are urging witnesses to come forward

Pipeline protester chimes in on Justin Trudeau’s B.C. fundraising speech

The government purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project for $4.5 billion

Baby boom seniors putting pressure on B.C. long-term care: report

B.C. leads Canada in growth of dementia, dependence on care

UPDATED: B.C. man says he’ll take People’s Party lawsuit as far as he can

Federal judge shut down Satinder Dhillon’s ‘nonsensical’ motion to bar use of PPC name in byelection

Most Read