Susan Greig has made the difficult decision to leave the Partners in Care program, after nine years in the position of Family Liaison. Susan’s role started out as the first of its kind in Canada. Since 2005, she had embedded the patient and family voice into the culture at BC Children’s Hospital, BC Women’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, as well as at the national level. Susan has been a leader in the Canadian Family Advisory Network (CFAN) and has presented numerous times at CFAN and the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) events. While Susan’s accomplishments are many, a few highlights include her involvement in quality improvement projects, RPIWs, overseeing the Patient and Family Centred Awards, being involved in family centred care presentations to staff, and incorporating her passion for art into the hospital through PaintFest events. She is also the creator of this very website/blog. Perhaps most notable, though, was Susan’s involvement in every aspect of Site Redevelopment. She involved the voices of 45 Partners in Care members and many Partners in Pajamas members in the process.
Susan is excited to be starting a new phase of her life, where she will be surrounded by the art that is so close to her heart. In a few months, she will be opening 100 Braid St Studios, an inclusive art studio in New Westminster.
We will all miss Susan very much, but are so excited for the many things that the future holds for her. Good luck, Susan!