Linda is honoured to serve as Co-Chair of Patients for Patient Safety Canada, having been a member since 2014.
In her time with Patients for Patient Safety Canada, Linda has been an active participant in many initiatives including the Medication Safety Action Plan, and the National Patient Safety Consortium. She came away from both of those experiences enthusiastic about, and committed to, the work of Patients for Patient Safety Canada.
Linda is a retired nurse with a background in both administration and education. She has recently completed her term as a board member of the Board of Directors at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, and was the Chair of the Patient Care Committee, which is responsible for monitoring patient care and safety on the Board's behalf. Linda has experience within the long-term care sector as the daughter of a resident in a personal care home and as a previous member of the Board of the Home where her mother resided for six years. As a result of these experiences, Linda possesses personal knowledge and insights into many safety issues that can and do arise both in hospital and personal care home environments.
Linda is married and with two adult children and two granddaughters, all of whom live in Winnipeg. She is committed to helping Patients for Patient Safety Canada grow in ways that will ensure that it continues to have a strong voice and influence within the healthcare system to realize the group's vision: "Every Patient Safe".