I have been a patient in cardiology and orthopaedics, supported loved ones with cancer, helped family and friends navigate the emergency department, and welcomed the arrival of my grandchildren at KGH. I am a Patient Experience Advisor.
My goal is to work collegially and in a positive way with staff who are skilled, diligent and caring - but who often work in silos of expertise that can make the patient journey feel fragmented and confusing.
Currently I am a member of the KGH Patient and Family Advisory Council as well as the Cancer Care Southeast Regional Patient and Family Advisory Council. I sit with staff on the Cancer Program Council, the Palliative Care Leadership Team and participate in improvement events for scheduling and patient flow. I co-chair a Palliative Care research project designed to drive and support change in this important field.