Richard Phillips

Patient Advocate

Richard recently retired after working at Alberta Health Services for over 15 years. He was initially an Addictions Counsellor with a youth program and then at the Opioid Dependency Program. In more recent years he was a member of teams focused on improving patient and family centred care across the health system.

Richard was fortunate to see first-hand how important it is for patient and families to be accepted as equal partners in their healthcare teams and what they can bring to the co-design and co-creation of services.