What You Missed: Q&A with the Patient Transport Network


The EM Network hosted a discussion with the Patient Transfer Network on Friday, September 28th. We were lucky to have panelists join from the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (Trina Larsen Soles) and Emergency Health Services/PTN (John Tallon, Don Elzinga, Philip Yoon). 55 attendees joined in an interactive discussion on current challenges they are facing with patient transfers and identification of the top priorities. Top priorities discussed included:

  • Reduce time spent on the phone with PTN
  • Receive more communication on transport arrival times or time delays
  • Review current referral patterns to better meet the needs of patients and providers
  • Receive detailed feedback on critical incidents


Read the full report from the meeting.

There was an appetite to have further group discussions on patient transfer, so watch for updates on how you can have your say and get involved!