Ontario Shores launched Patient Council in 1991 and it has evolved to what is now known as the Patient Advisory and Recovery Committee (PARC). Its members play a valuable role in providing a patient perspective to enhance programs and services within the hospital. They also provide support to patients as they transition from the hospital to the community, raise awareness about mental health and reduce stigma associated with mental illness.
The Committee consists of up to 10 members including both inpatients and outpatients, and the group meets once a month to discuss patient issues and concerns. For more information about PARC, please contact the Patient Council Coordinator at (905) 430-4055 ext. 6260.