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Patient Partners Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Patient Partners Program  recruits, selects, orients, and provides skill-building for UHN patients and caregivers, in order to contribute to important hospital planning and decision-making activities.

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​​​Email: ​partnersincare@uhn.ca​

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Why Get Involved?​

Becoming a Patient Partner helps shape the care and service we offer our patients and caregivers. Through our program you:

  • Share your thoughts and ideas
  • Contribute to patient and staff safety
  • Contribute to organizational change and transformation
  • Work with staff to help improve care and service
  • Learn about the experience of others
  • Take part in skill-building activities 

 

What Does It Mean To Be A Patient Partner?​

As a Patient Partner, you:

  • Support and commit to UHN’s Declaration of Values
  • Attend orientation and training
  • Gain support from a staff partner, to ensure you are well prepared to contribute to meetings and other engagement opportunities
  • Attend meetings and other engagement opportunities
  • Focus on the goals and objectives of the specific project in which you are participating
  • Commit to improving care and service related to the project goals
  • Participate actively in meetings, by sharing your story, feedback, experiences and opinions

Who Can Become A Patient Partner?

We are interested in recruiting UHN patients and caregivers who are:

  • Living well in the community with their health condition
  • Able to attend daytime and early evening meetings
  • Coping well with their hospital experience
  • Able to listen well and enjoy working with others
  • Able to attend supportive education and skill-building sessions that prepare them for this partnership
  • Willing to talk about their experience, to help shape care and service

 

To find out about our upcoming information sessions, please contact us:

Email: partnersincare@uhn.ca 
Phone: 416 340 5085

Thank you for your consideration

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