Screening of Falling Through The Cracks: Greg’s Story
Location: Vancity Theatre, Vancouver International Film Centre, 1181 Seymour Street
Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Show time, followed by panel discussion, and Q&A: 7:00pm
Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) are pleased to support Health Arrows / Greg’s Wings Projects through a special screening of Falling Through The Cracks: Greg’s Story during e-Health 2018. Greg Price was 30 years old when he began developing health issues. He was diagnosed with testicular cancer, and ultimately succumbed to a blood clot. Throughout Greg’s journey, there were a number gaps in his continuity of care leading to delays in treatment, which may have contributed to his untimely passing. The Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) launched an investigation into Greg’s Story, which resulted in a report recommending 18 changes be implemented to better deliver care – including a province-wide personal patient portal and e-referral system. The Price Family and their health advocacy organization, Greg’s Wings, have created the film, which is directed by Dean Bennett (director of CBC’s Heartland series). This impactful, short film (29 minutes) about Greg Price’s journey through the healthcare system is intended to inspire positive change and improvement in the healthcare system. Tickets for the screening are $10.