Sharing and Caring Together: TBRHSC Invites You to Learn about Patient and Family Centred Care

This week, TBRHSC will be hosting a pair of informative events aimed at showcasing PFCC and how it benefits patient care in our region. Both events have free admission and are open to the public.

Patient and Family Centre Care (or PFCC) is a relatively new approach to healthcare that involves the patient and their family in medical decisions like never before. It takes us on a journey with a richer appreciation of what is takes to do our work in collaborative partnerships with patients, families, all staff and clinicians, across all disciplines and departments.

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) has used this PFCC philosophy as its model of care for the past six years. Approximately 90 volunteer Patient Family Advisors (PFAs) help to form policies on everything from critical care and ICU procedures to research ethics and hiring practices.

Join us for these two events to learn more:

Patient Family Advisor (PFA) Open House

Thursday, October 1, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Auditorium A & B, 3rd Level, TBRHSC

Meet our Patient Family Advisors and learn about what motivates them to contribute their valuable insights and share first-hand knowledge of how services impact patients. Learn more about the PFCC philosophy from those who know it best. Find out what it means to be PFA, discover how the patient and family voice is integrated into everything that goes on at TBRHSC, and find out how you can make a difference as a PFA.

2015 Sharing & Caring Together Exhibition

Friday, October 2 , 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Auditorium A & B, 3rd Level, TBRHSC

Join our PFCC leaders and Patient Family Advisors as they share information about the specific activities and initiatives that have been developed to improve the patient experience, and that set TBRHSC apart as leaders in Patient and Family Centred Care. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore over twenty informative and interactive display booths and chat with our experienced staff.

For more information, please contact Bonnie Nicholas or Nancy Kruk at or by calling (807) 684-7322.