For Patient & Family Centred Care

Are you an IH Employee…

in the Central Okanagan with a great idea on how to improve care for patients of Interior Health? Nobody knows the patient experience and opportunities for improvement better than those working the front line. That’s why the KGH Foundation’s Grants Program for Patient & Family Centred Care is so rewarding.

Any Interior Health employee or medical staff from the Central Okanagan region (Peachland to Lake Country) can submit an application for a proposal that moves patient and family-centred care forward. Funded through the proceeds of the KGH Foundation Interior Health Staff 50/50 Lottery, this is an opportunity for staff to have a voice in how these funds are directed.

Grants of up to $5,000 will be considered.

Have your say

Help us improve Patient & Family Centred Care

For more information please contact the KGH Foundation Grants Team:

Ph: 250-862-4300 x7013

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Application

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Since its inception in 2016 we have funded 191 grants totaling $434,658

How to Apply

Evaluation Criteria

  • Applications must demonstrate the impact on patient care and the ability to move healthcare forward in our community.
  • Projects eligible for funding through current Interior Health channels such as the operating budget or the annual capital equipment process will not be considered.
  • All Interior Health approval processes must still be met including completion of a Funding Confirmation Form and submission of quotes/supporting documentation.
  • Available funds will support a variety of locations and services within Interior Health including acute care, care facilities, community health & mental health programming.
  • Only applications directly benefiting the health of patients and families within the Central Okanagan will be considered.

Teddy bears for medical imaging grant funded by PFCC last quarter

The Process

What you need to expect

Complete & submit an Application Form to the KGH Foundation (Download Application Form in Chrome Browser for Fillable PDF Option)

In Person: KGH Foundation Office – Clinical Academic Campus at KGH
Fax: 250-862-4377

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Applications will be reviewed quarterly by the PFCC Selection Committee representing stakeholders from all of the IH service areas, and successful applicants will be notified.

Quarterly application deadlines are March 31, June 30, September 30 & December 31.

Applications must be received before 3 PM on the deadline date.

All applicants will receive notification following the review meeting.

Funds will be available for a limited time and must be expended within the time frame specified by the KGH Foundation.

Once the project/equipment is purchased and in operation, the successful applicant will be responsible for notifying the KGH Foundation and providing images and stories of the impact the grant has made on patient care.

Previous Quarter’s Awarded Grants

We received 13 applications with requests totalling over $22,500 and were able to provide funding for 12 requests totalling $17,567

To date, 191 grants have been awarded $434,658 thanks to funding made available through the KGH Foundation Staff Lotto.

Selected Grants Include:

  • Wishing Well for the KGH Cardiac Program
  • Hospitalist Vests
  • Communication Assessment & Intervention Materials for Speech-Language Pathology
  • Perinatal Loss Mementos for Labor & Delivery
  • Pediatric Specialty Cups for Speech-Language Pathology
  • Specialty feeders for cleft palate babies in NICU
  • Patient Ear Buds for Spiritual Care
  • Smart TV & Pocket Talkers for David Lloyd Jones Home
  • Pediatric Teddy Bears for Medical Imaging
  • Heart Rhythm Clinic Artwork
  • FitMi Therapeutic Tool for Occupational Therapy
  • Portable Ultrasound for venous assessment for Medical Imaging

Previous Quarter’s Awarded Grants

We received 13 applications with requests totalling over $22,500 and were able to provide funding for 12 requests totalling $17,567

To date, 191 grants have been awarded $434,658 thanks to funding made available through the KGH Foundation Staff Lotto.

Selected Grants Include:

  • Wishing Well for the KGH Cardiac Program
  • Hospitalist Vests
  • Communication Assessment & Intervention Materials for Speech Language Pathology
  • Perinatal Loss Mementos for Labor & Delivery
  • Pediatric Specialty Cups for Speech Language Pathology
  • Specialty feeders for cleft palate babies in NICU
  • Patient Ear Buds for Spiritual Care
  • Smart TV & Pocket Talkers for David Lloyd Jones Home
  • Pediatric Teddy Bears for Medical Imaging
  • Heart Rhythm Clinic Artwork
  • FitMi Therapeutic Tool for Occupational Therapy
  • Portable Ultrasound for venous assessment for Medical Imaging

I had the chance to give out a couple of the stuffy bears to kids in x-ray and in CT. Both kids were 5 years old and they were so happy to have that after their procedure. Both kids smiled and said thank you and gave the bear a hug. It was so sweet to see them not even remember being scared for their procedures because I promised them a little bear after their procedure. Thank you for all your hard work to have those available for the kids.

I have had numerous positive reactions with peds patients since having these bears around! Not only do they work as a great motivator/bargaining tool for the kiddos to look forward to at the end of the case, but I think it provides a much more positive experience for them, as they leave so much happier and maybe less terrified than when they come to see us. They have definitely been helpful and honestly, heart-warming and fun to give way!

Performed x-rays on an autistic pediatric patient with the parent’s assistance. The examination went very well and the child did so amazing. After we were finished I gave the child a stuffed animal and the child’s face lit up and they were so happy! The parent gasped and said this is almost the exact same one they have at home, and when they left for the hospital, the parent forgot to bring their favorite stuffed animal. The parent was so overjoyed that this one would serve as a great replacement to comfort their child for the rest of their time at the hospital and then taking it home after!

“Linking the passion and desires of donors to the needs/opportunities of the health system and KGH is such a privilege. I am inspired most by the people; our team, donors, clinicians & caregivers, and administrators and ultimately, the transformative changes to our system of care that become possible when we work together. I am grateful to be able to feel such purpose in my work.”