Patient & Public Engagement Opportunities

Health organizations across Manitoba are working hard to build a health care system that meets the needs of the patients and families we serve. We believe that we need to build a health care system with the people we serve to ensure that the needs and preferences of patients and their families are at the centre of all care.

Patient and public engagement is one way to express a commitment to people-centred care. Patient and public engagement refers to opportunities where patients, families and members of the public are encouraged to be active members in all levels of the health system: in their own clinical care and self-management, as well as providing input into decisions that shape health programs, policies, evaluation and research.

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As a demonstration of our commitment to people-centred care and patient & public engagement, Southern Health-Santé Sud is integrating a health care movement that encourages health care movement that encourages health care providers to add one simple question to every interaction they have throughout the day in order to improve care. This question is:  "What Matters to You?"

The goal of asking this question is to better understand the needs of our patients, residents, clients, family, stakeholders and community members and determine how to best address them together.

How can you get involved?

We have several engagement opportunities based on your area of interest, lived experience and availability. Some examples include:

For more information about these opportunities or others, contact the Planning, Engagement & Board Governance Advisor by email.

To apply or to express your interest in any of the opportunities above, please complete the following application form.