BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

Doug Hughes

BC Patient Safety & Quality CouncilDoug Hughes has been an ex-officio member of the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council since 2013.

Doug Hughes is the Assistant Deputy Minister for the Health Services Policy and Quality Assurance Division of the Ministry of Health. The Division is responsible for policy development and quality assurance oversight of health services delivered through the Health Authorities in British Columbia.

He currently co-chairs the Integrated Primary Acute and Community Care Committee as well as serving on the Physician Strategic Services Advisory Committee, the BC Patient Safety and Quality Council and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute.

Doug has worked with the Provincial Government for the past 28 years in various positions across the Province and has lead the development of policy and the management of services for children and families, seniors, mental health and substance use, acute care and services to people with disabilities.

He has a Masters of Social Work Administration from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from St. Mary’s University. He holds graduate certificates in Leadership from Royal Roads University and Executive Management from Queens University.