Patient and Family Advisors Embedded into the Work of Timmins and District Hospital - Hospital Calls for More Advisors

Timmins, ON – For almost ten years, Patient Advisors – people with lived hospital experience – have been part of the organizational culture at Timmins and District Hospital (TADH). Recognizing the value this input brings to providing patient-centered care, TADH is wanting to expand their pool of Advisors and welcomes people who will consider this opportunity.

“We are incredibly fortunate to be supported by the engaged individuals who are part of our Patient and Family Advisory Committee,” says Kate Fyfe, President and CEO of TADH. “Their input is guiding our efforts to enhance how we provide exceptional quality and patient-focused care.”  Examples of work Advisors have been involved in to date include:  helping to re-design the current website; providing input into the TADH 2022-2027 strategic plan, advising on where to place sitting spaces for patients, and more.

Joanne Hagger-Perritt, Chair of the TADH Patient and Family Advisory Committee notes, “Having the opportunity for patients to provide their voice to hospital-based projects is one of the most important parts of ensuring patients have the best experience possible when they come into the hospital. Our team of Patient Advisors offer a different lens to look through when considering how to enhance a hospital service/program, or what types of services/programs could be considered into the future.”  

Become a TADH Patient and Family Advisor

If you, or a loved one has received care at TADH in the last three years, your voice would be a welcomed addition to our committee. We are looking for Patient and Family Advisors who:

  • Have a passion for helping to improve the health care experience for our community and district;
  • Are interested in sharing their ideas and experiences to help us and others learn from them;
  • Respect the perspectives and lived/living experience of those around the table;
  • Are interested in participating in committee work and lending their voice to TADH;
  • Are over the age of 18.
  • To receive a copy of the Patient Experience Advisory Committee Application form contact TADH by phone at 705-267-2131 Ext. 2409 or by email at
  • To learn more about our Patient Experience Advisory Committee please visit

The Timmins and District Hospital (TADH) is a fully accredited community, referral and teaching hospital serving the residents of the City of Timmins and Cochrane District as well as the adjoining areas of the Timiskaming, Sudbury and Algoma districts. The hospital offers a full range of medical, surgical, critical care, maternity, newborn, pediatric, long-term care, mental health and diagnostic imaging services.


For more information contact:

Kaileigh Russell
Communication Specialist
Timmins and District Hospital
705-267-2131 Ext. 2409