The Complex Care program strives to ensure continuity and coordinated health care to children and youth with medical complexity (CYMC). The team aims to support families to access services and supports which improve health, well-being and quality of life.
Who are the members of the Complex Care Program? (Updated July 2022)
- The children and youth followed by Complex Care are those who demonstrate the most complex, chronic medical care needs.
- Our expertise is caring for children with genetic syndromes and neurologic impairment who have multiple subspecialists involved in their care each year, frequent hospitalizations, multiple medications and high intensity care needs, often dependent on technology.
- Our expertise is not caring for children with cancer, transplant, or psychiatric and behavioural challenges.
We have 1 part-time pediatric nurse practitioner, 1 full time pediatric nurse (key worker - temporary 2021-2023), 1 part time pharmacist (on hold 2022), and 5 part-time pediatricians who have expertise and interest in complex care, hospital medicine and/or palliative medicine. We provide inpatient consults and outpatient care during the weekdays. We also have one part time booking clerk who provide appointment coordination.
Booking and clerical support
Henna Wagad - Appointment coordination
Zaira Acosta - Referral intake and check in for in person appointments
Michelle Deo - Check in for in person appointments
Kathleen DeGuzman - Admin support (non-clinical)
Katie Boone, Pediatrician
Tessa Diaczun, Nurse Practitioner (on secondment to Slocan Project)
Elizabeth Grant, Pediatrician
Adam Hoffman, Pediatrician (locum)
Rachel Koh, Nurse Practitioner
Esther Lee, Pediatrician
Zaneta Lim, Pediatrician (locum)
Nassr Nama, Pediatrician
Amie Nowak, Nurse Key Worker
Erin Peebles, Pediatrician
We are part of the teaching facility for University of British Columbia and may have trainees working with us (e.g. medical students, pediatric residents and fellows).
You need a referral
from a doctor or a nurse practitioner to use this clinic. We would like the patient's community pediatrician to be part of the decision to refer a patient to us.