FSIN Makes Call For Health Advocacy Office

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 13:12



The FSIN says First Nations people need their own health advocacy office to help them find their way through the health care system.


Acting executive director Kyle Prettyshield says the FSIN gets numerous calls from people with concerns or questions.


Prettyshield says there is a demand for such an office and believes it would be more than just a call centre, saying policy work could also be done there.


Vice-Chief Dutch Lerat points to the province’s recent Patient First Review, which made a recommendation to assist First Nations people in navigating the health care system.


Lerat says a First Nations health advocacy office could respond to any patient complaints in a timely manner.