Aboriginal Patient Liaison

Being in the hospital can be painful and stressful, especially for people who are far away from their family and home.  The Aboriginal Patient Liaison program is offered to Aboriginal patients, to make their hospital stay in Prince George University Hospital more comfortable. The Aboriginal Patient Liaison Worker liaises between communities and the hospital healthcare staff to help facilitate healing. We work with patients on an as needed basis, who are at any stage of the life cycle. In-hospital support can provide:

  • Extra information about health services available in Prince George and your community
  • Translation between Carrier dialects and English; if we don't speak your dialect, we will find someone who does
  • Help with applying for healthcare travel benefits to cover the cost of travel, hotels, food, and transport
  • General information about your hospital stay and help completing forms

To access services, simply contact your Community Health Representative (CHR), Nurse or Social Worker and they can connect you with the In-Hospital Support. If you are being transferred to another hospital, please let your APLW know.  She will contact the Aboriginal Liaison worker at the hospital you are going to and let them know you will be arriving!

In Prince George contact Patricia at the University Hospital of Northern BC at Patricia.Prince@northernhealth.ca, or call her at 250-565-2364.

In Burns Lake Aboriginal Patient Liaison Services are offered at the Lakes District Hospital by Ken Solonas. Ken can be contacted at Ken.Solonas@northernhealth.ca or by calling 250-692-2474.


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