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Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
Indigenous Patient Navigators and Liaisons

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Provides a number of services for Indigenous patients, including:
  • Interpretive services in Cree, Ojibway, and Oji-Cree anywhere in the Health Sciences Centre
  • Support before, during, and after clinical appointments
  • Linking patients and families to community resources
  • Tele-visitation services with remote family members
  • Information and education in a culturally-sensitive manner
  • Acting as liaison and advocate between the care team, patients, and families
  • Assistance with discharge planning

Cancer Care Indigenous Patient Navigator
  • Provides translation/interpretation, advocacy and support for Indigenous cancer patients
  • Jeannie Simon, Indigenous Patient Navigator, Regional Cancer Care
  • Email: simonj@tbh.net

Emergency Department Care Indigenous Patient Navigator
  • Provides translation/interpretation, advocacy and support for Indigenous patients
  • Leona Masakeyash, Indigenous Patient Navigator, Emergency Department
  • Email: masakeyl@tbh.net

Renal Services Indigenous Liaison
  • Provides tranlation/interpretation, advocacy and support for Indigenous renal (dialysis, kidney disease) patients
  • Susan Anderson, Indigenous Liaison, Renal Services
  • Pager: 807-624-4437
Hours of Operation
Cancer Care and Renal Services: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm Emergency Department Care: Mon Fri 8 am-4 pm
Eligibility
Patients requiring the services of Indigenous Patient Navigators while receiving care at the hospital
Application Process
Call for assistance
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Updated On
November 5, 2019

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