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Aboriginal Hospital Liaison

This program provides direct service to Aboriginal clients and their families to:

  • seek out opportunities to identify and meet with aboriginal clients to ensure that they and their families are comfortable with the health care milieu;
  • collaborate with other service providers to ensure that needs of Aboriginal clients are identified and addressed;
  • consult with other direct service providers around spiritual, cultural and other special needs of Aboriginal clients and their families to facilitate culturally competent and family-centered care;
  • enhance Aboriginal clients' and families' understanding of hospital and treatment procedures and compliance by providing patient and family education and support, and liaison with other health care professionals;
  • facilitate Aboriginal client access to appropriate hospital and community resources;
  • facilitate Aboriginal spiritual practises;
  • provide referral support to clients, families and community service providers to facilitate continuity of care.

They also provide consultation/liaison services to:

  • participate in informal orientation to hospital staff regarding Aboriginal culture and beliefs;
  • participate on committees/groups dealing with social and health care issues of Aboriginal clients when such participation is deemed appropriate and approved by immediate supervisor;
  • liaise with selected Aboriginal service agencies in the community which service specific needs of clients;
  • maintain linkages to Aboriginal health resources;
  • provide the opportunity for relevant Aboriginal student practicum experience.

Address

Rockyview General Hospital
7007 14 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2V 1P9

Telephone

403-943-3139

Wheelchair accessible

For more information please contact the service at this facility.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

No weekend coverage.