Family-centred care is a key philosophy at BC Children’s and BC Women’s. It focuses on the planning, delivery and evaluation of health care, grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships among health care providers, patients and families.
Family-centred care recognizes the emotional, social and developmental support families offer to patients. This approach promotes respect, information sharing, collaboration and dignity; integral components of health care, leading to better health outcomes and greater patient and family satisfaction.
All three phases of the BC Children's and BC Women's Redevelopment Project adhere to this approach.