Aboriginal Hospital Liaison
Aboriginal Patient Liaison
Alexanne (Ally) Dick has joined the Friendship Center as the Aboriginal Patient Liaison to cover for Lola Kemp’s maternity leave. Ally comes with an educational background in International Development Studies and Anthropology. Additionally, she has extensive experience working with non-profit organizations in community development initiatives and working with individuals of all ages in providing support and developing awareness of healthy lifestyles and nutrition practices.
The Aboriginal Patient Liaison Program provides assistance to First Nations patients, clients, and families, whether in the hospital or the community. The Program offers one-on-one and family visits to discuss health concerns, meetings with care providers to identify needs for culturally-specific care, cultural education to health care professionals, and is able to provide essentials while in the hospital such as toothpaste, diapers, etc. Along with Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists and others, the Aboriginal Patient Liaison Worker is a member of your Health Care Team.