Since 2006, the Shared Care Committee has helped more than 2,500
family physicians and 240 specialist physicians to work together on over
240 projects across BC.
The mandate of this collaborative committee is to provide funding and project support to family and specialist physicians to improve the flow of patient care from primary to specialist services.
Find more information about the Shared Cared Initiative here.
This year the Division was an active participant in the CYMHSU (Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use) Collaborative sponsored by Shared Care (Doctors of BC) to improve the child and youth mental health service continuum by engaging youth and families. The Division coordinated two Local Action Teams in Chilliwack and the Fraser Cascade (Agassiz-Harrison, Hope and the Fraser Canyon communities). Both LATs had the same three objectives: education and awareness; integration of services, and cultural inclusion. We had dedicated teams of youth and parents sharing their lived experiences to help us find the gaps. Our gems are an upcoming Family Peer Support parent education and support group connected to school counselors and the youth health clinic, a Calm Area in the CGH ER waiting room, and stronger collaboration with our First Nation service partners.
Some of the other things we’ve accomplished this year are numerous training sessions, documentary screenings, keynote speaker events, and more. The lateral projects, partnerships and improvements are many. We couldn’t have done it without our partners – the Chilliwack and Fraser Cascade School Districts and MCFD who opened their space and their staff to collaborate with us. Our work continues in the new fiscal year as we wrap up some pilot projects and finalize some pathways to guide families and service providers to the right service at the right time. Stay tuned!
A new requisition form was launched in January 2017 as well as a new Ultrasound
Requisition in Dec 2017. The forms were developed by Dr David Page with
support from Dr Muhammad Bayat, Radiologist and have significantly
improved the referral process. Before the project began, there were
approximately 50 requisitions returned for various reasons – missing
history, incomplete information, or inappropriate referrals. After the
launch of the new forms there is typically only 1 form (if any)
Thank you to all those who participated in this project and made this successful!
If you are already a patient of the Chilliwack Primary Care Clinic and need to make an appointment,
c/o Chilliwack General Hospital
45600 Menholm Road
Chilliwack, BC V2P 1P7