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Award for Excellence in Patient and Family Centred Care

Patient & Family Experience is one of our key aspirations in the IWK Strategic Plan. The IWK Family Leadership Council is pleased to announce its call for nominations for the 2020 Award for Excellence in Patient and Family Centred Care to recognize an IWK staff member, health care provider or team for outstanding patient or family centred care practice.

Patients, family members of patients, staff and physicians are all invited to submit nominations. Deadline for submission is March 9, 2020. The Award will be presented during an Awards Ceremony in early May, 2020.

The core concepts of Family Centred Care and areas of criteria for this Award are:

Dignity and Respect
Information Sharing

Selection Process

Selection will be made by the Family Leadership Council which is comprised of IWK patients, family members, staff and physicians.

Recipients will receive

  • An award chosen by families of the IWK
  • A special Pulse Blog written by members of the Family Leadership Council dedicated to explaining why they deserve this Award for Excellence in Family Centred Care
  • An invitation to attend a special meeting of the Family Leadership Council as an honored guest


Award of Excellence Nomination Form

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