Ensuring Quality Care and Safety in BC Health Care Services
First Nations and Indigenous people have a right to access a health care system that is free of racism and discrimination and to feel safe when accessing health care. This means individuals, families and communities are able to voice their perspectives, ask questions and be respected by health care professionals on their beliefs, behaviours and values.
Clients and families have the right to raise concerns and receive a timely response to their concerns, without fear of retribution or an impact on their health services and care. We will do our best to support your cultural and psychological safety throughout the process. Clients and families may also choose to remain anonymous.
We provide a safe avenue for First Nations clients to provide feedback, based on their specific experiences, on health services system wide. These services include:
We will assist you in navigating through the Health Authority’s Patient Care Quality processes. At a minimum the FNHA Quality Care and Safety Office will connect the client with the appropriate Patient Care Quality Office. In most cases, the FNHA Quality Care and Safety Office will provide additional support to the client through the completion of the review process. Information shared between the FNHA Quality Care and Safety Office and the Patient Care Quality Office may only be done with the informed consent of the client whose health information is being accessed.
When you share your experience with us:
The FNHA Patient Care Quality Office is grounded in and operates within the framework of Cultural Safety and Humility. Cultural safety (respectful engagement) and cultural humility (self-reflection) inform all our interactions.
Our commitment to cultural safety and humility is in line with the public interest mandates that provincial health organizations have for ensuring safe, competent and ethical care for all BC residents and addressing the systemic racism faced by BC First Nations when accessing provincial health care services.
The FNHA Quality Care and Safety Office shares your information with the Patient Care Quality Office of the relevant Health Authority only with your informed consent. Information shared with our office is confidential.
FNHA Quality Care and Safety Phone: 1-844-935-1044 (toll free) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org