PHSA is working collaboratively with the Ministry of Health and regional and First Nations health authority partners to implement a new mandate with the shared goal of better serving patients with a more integrated system of care.
PHSA’s mandate is described in two documents. The Foundational Mandate
describes the multi-year, foundational elements and the 2018/19 Mandate letter
outlines the Ministry of Health's specific directions to PHSA for this fiscal year.
Overall, our mandate outlines PHSA’s province-wide responsibilities in four key areas:
- Provincial clinical policy
- Provincial clinical service delivery
- Provincial commercial services
- Provincial digital and information technology
We are in the midst of a thoughtful engagement process that starts from a place of appreciating that there are benefits to patients and partners in having a provincial approach to some aspects of health care service delivery, but that local considerations must be factored into any new service delivery models and these considerations should inform the depth or extent of provincial service delivery.
Between January and March 2019, a series of assessments and consultations will take place with health-care leaders, providers, and partners, including union leaders, to collect and analyse data to inform drivers for potential change and service enhancement; and to help shape the design of any future service delivery models.
Any resulting changes will happen gradually, over the next three years, and be supported by robust communication and engagement, and consultation with all partners.
We anticipate that service model delivery recommendations will be shared with the BC Ministry of Health by the end of March 2019.