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Indigenous Patient Navigators

We advocate for and provide help to Indigenous families who are visiting the hospital.

The Indigenous Patient Navigator provides information and support, including:

  • Cultural support and comfort to Indigenous patients and families
  • Access to traditional cultural medicines
  • Connection to an elder for spiritual and emotional support
  • Care packages and help with emergency clothing 
  • Information about the First Nations Health Benefits Program
  • Assistance with complaints
  • Connection to Indigenous community resources
  • Attending medical appointments with Indigenous patients and families while on site at BC Children's or Sunny Hill
  • Liaison with the on-site health care team (nurses, doctors, other health care professionals)
SOURCE: Indigenous Patient Navigators ( )
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