Indigenous health liaisons are a key part of care teams, providing cultural support, advocacy and health information to Indigenous clients and their families in hospital and community settings.
The liaisons also connect with other health care professionals and service providers to promote and advocate for culturally appropriate and timely care.
Indigenous health liaisons can:
- Help you navigate the health care system
- Support your transition from hospital to home
- Advocate for your choices and decisions in care planning
- Connect you with an Elder or cultural advisor to support cultural practices
- Connect you with mental health and/or substance use services
- Connect you with Indigenous community resources
All clients who self-identify as Indigenous or Aboriginal can receive support from an Indigenous health liaison.
Contact a liaison
This is a confidential voicemail service that is checked regularly. Please speak clearly when leaving your message and call back number.
Hours of service: 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., every day.
Referrals can be made by patients, family members, friends and health professionals.
Ahead of B.C. Indigenous Nurses Day, Peggy Napope shares why she became a nurse and the gifts she brings to her role as an Indigenous health liaison.