For many people living in First Nation communities across Northwestern Ontario, coming to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) for medical treatment is their first trip to Thunder Bay. Adjusting to the big city away from friends and family can be difficult, especially for those who cannot speak English.
The Aboriginal Patient Navigator Service provides a number of services for Aboriginal patients, including:
Currently, there are five dedicated and caring Aboriginal Patient Navigators working at TBRHSC in Renal Services, Cancer Care, Diabetes Care and the Emergency Department. To find out more about this service, please visit www.tbrhsc.net/home/aboriginal-health-services/.