Tia grew up in the small town of Buckhams Bay West. Her hospital has always been the Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH) as a patient, as a caregiver, as a volunteer and as a parent. QCH would become critical for Emergency Care for her and her father.
She joined PFAC in 2017, after experiencing many struggles in finding emergency care and treatment for her father, who would pass away shortly after. She brought with her a passion for improving patient and family healthcare and experiencing the very best care at QCH in her own mental health crisis.
Tia is the patient and family representative on the Emergency Department Unit Leadership Team, the Mental Health Group Leadership Team, and other strategic planning projects.
Being a part of this amazing PFAC group of diverse individuals with a multiplicity of experiences and knowledge has been an incredible journey for her. Each month these volunteers come together to improve patient care within QCH and our medical community. Thank you PFAC volunteers for all you do. Thank you to our QCH Physicians, Nurses and Allied health care teams for your empathy and commitment to our community. You are all appreciated.
Listening, engaging, and collaborating is the only way to move patients' and families' healtcare forward with accountability, innovation and respect.
As a current out-patient within the Mental Health Department, Tia is most excited for the new expansion and rebuild of the Mental Health Unit. The redevelopment includes additional inpatient beds and expanded outpatient mental health services. It is currently under construction with a tentative grand reopening in 2023.
Tia is grateful to be running a portrait photography business, working in business management, engaged in philanthropy, volunteering and spending time with her life partner and two amazing daughters in this wonderful city.
"Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect."
In memory of her beloved Father, Robert Alexander MacPherson (1948 - 2015)