Aboriginal Liaison Nurses

Aboriginal Liaison Nurses (ALNs) can advocate on your behalf and help you with:

  • Accessing non-insured health benefits as needed
  • Access to the All Nations' Healing Room in the Patient Care Centre
  • Discharge planning and communication with community contacts
  • Getting a hardship parking pass for one family member
  • Referrals to community services
  • Referral to Pastoral Care as requested
  • Support for you and your family during a hospital stay
  • Understanding health care issues

As an Aboriginal patient, you have a right to:

  • Ask questions about your health care.
  • Be acknowledged as an individual.
  • Be cared for in a respectful, dignified and culturally safe manner by competent health care professionals.
  • Be consulted and actively participate in decisions about your health care.
  • Freedom from verbal, physical and sexual abuse, or neglect.
  • Get a second opinion from another doctor.
  • Privacy and confidentiality of your health information.
  • Request access to the information in your health record.
  • Refuse to have students, residents and other training present during your appointment or examination.
  • Refuse treatment, unless you have a serious communicable disease that could harm other people such as TB or Syphilis.

To learn more, visit the links below or contact a nurse:

Alert Bay

Alert Bay ALN Brochure (.pdf)

Teliah Vollick, BSN, RN
Phone: 250-974-5522  Local:  2184
Fax: 250-974-2698
Email: teliah.vollick@viha.ca

Campbell River

Campbell River General ALN Brochure (.pdf)


Cell: 250-830-8865
Phone: 250-286-7100 Ext. 67305 
Fax: 250-286-7177


Comox Valley Hospital ALN Brochure (.pdf)

Laurel Anderson, RN
Phone: 250-339-5900  Ext:  65308
Email:  laurel.anderson@viha.ca

Cowichan /Duncan

Cowichan District Hospital ALN Brochure (.pdf)

Helen Dunlop, RN
C/O Ts'ewultun Health Centre
Cell: 250-709-8204
Phone: 250-746-6184  Ext: 321
Email: helen.dunlop@cowichantribes.com

Ts'ewultun Health Centre

Mt. Waddington

Mount Waddington ALN Brochure (.pdf)

Rebecca Olesen, MPH, BScN, RN(c)
C/O Port Hardy Health Unit / Port Hardy Hospital
Cell: 250-949-0340
Phone: 250-902-6011 Ext/VolP: 66985
Fax: 250-902-6030
Email: rebecca.olesen@viha.ca


Nanaimo Regional General Hospital ALN Brochure (.pdf)

Carol Nelson, RN
Shannon Joyce, RN

C/O Tillicum Lelum Friendship Centre
Cell: 250-741-4234
Phone: 250-753-6578
Carol Nelson's Email: carol.nelson@viha.ca
Shannon Joyce's email: shannon.joyce@viha.ca

Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre     

Port Alberni

Westcoast General Hospital ALN Brochure (.pdf)

Vanessa Gallic, LPN
Phone: 250-731-370 VolP: 48109
Fax: 250-731-1342
Email: vanessa.gallic@viha.ca

Nuu-chah-nulth Community & Human services


Saanich Peninsula Hospital ALN Brochure (.pdf)

Jane Fox, RN BScN
Phone: 250-652-7590
Fax: 250-652-7547
Email: jane.fox@viha.ca


Tofino General Hospital CTLN Brochure (.pdf)

April Nelson, RN BScN
Jennifer Etty, RN BScN
Cell: 250-735-1014
Phone: 250-725-4010  Ext:  64143
Fax: 250-725-4012
April Nelson Email: april.nelson@viha.ca
Jennifer Etty Email: jennifer.etty@viha.ca



Victoria Hospitals ALN Brochure (.pdf)

Monique Pat, RPN
Phone: 250-519-1905
Fax: 250-519-1524
Email: monique.pat@viha.ca

Cathy Condy, RN
:  250-812-1464
Phone: 250-370-8847
Fax: 250-519-1524

Victoria Native Friendship Centre - Health Services