Princeton to hold Community Healthcare Consultation

The purpose for this workshop is to identify challenges facing healthcare in Princeton and Area

On Jan. 29 the Town of Princeton, Area H (RDOS), Interior Health Authority, University of British Columbia-Okanagan and Save Our Hospital Coalition will be holding a Community Healthcare Consultation.

The purpose for this workshop is to identify challenges facing healthcare in Princeton and Area and to provide information that may be used in the development of an improved healthcare model for our community. Over 50 stakeholders have been invited to attend this consultation. If you would like your voice to be heard, please contact any community leader to have them bring your comments or concerns forward. For a list of invited stakeholders, please contact Ed Staples by email at edwardstaples8@gmail.com or by phone at 250-295-0822.

The consultation will be conducted by Dr. Barbara Pesut from UBC Okanagan, who will facilitate the process. Dr. Pesut has been involved in healthcare since 1982 and worked at Princeton General Hospital and Ridgewood Lodge for several years early in her career. She is presently Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at UBCO and holds a Canada Research Chair in Health, Ethics, and Diversity.

Dr. Pesut’s current research looks at healthcare delivery models for end of life care in rural communities.

The data collected in this consultation will be analyzed by a team of researchers from UBC Okanagan who will prepare a report to be shared with the community following the consultation.