Aboriginal Patient Liaison

 

OUR MISSION

'This Program's mission is to provide Aboriginal patients' and their families living in Prince George and Burns Lake, resources to cope with the stresses of a family member having to leave their home and stay in the hospital.'

 

THE PROGRAM

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 Worker liaises between communities and the hospital healthcare staff to help facilitate healing.  If transferred to another hospital, please let the Aboriginal Patient Liaison Worker know so the information can be passed on to the hospital you are going to so they are aware you will be arriving.  

 

OUR CLIENTS

Aboriginal Patient Liaison Worker (APLW) assists all Indigenous members with access to high quality and culturally safe care in Northern BC and bridges the gap between traditional and western medical methods. 

  • In-hospital support can be provided:
  •  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 health care travel benefits to cover the cost of travel, hotels, food, and transport. 
  • General information about your hospital stay and help to complete forms.

 

REFERRAL PROCESS

Simply contact your Aboriginal Patient Liaison Worker (APLW), Community Health Representative (CHR), Nurse or Social Worker and they can connect you with the In-Hospital Support.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Office Location

University Hospital of Northern BC
1475 Edmonton Street
Prince George, BC
V2M 1S2   
(office is beside Tim Horton's, second door to the left)

Note: This office is under maintenance (Nov - Dec. 2022), please contact us by the cell phone listed below.

Contact

Taylor Boucher
Cell Phone: 778-349-1348
Email: tboucher@csfs.org 

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

Note: The best way to contact the Aboriginal Patient Liaison Worker is by cell phone. If your call is not answered, please leave a message and they will contact you as soon as possible.                                                                                                                


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