Aboriginal Liaison Nurses

Aboriginal Liaison Nurses (ALNs) can advocate on your behalf, helping you access referrals, benefit information and more with ease.

Aboriginal Liaison Nurses can help

  • access 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
  • get a hardship parking pass for one family member 
  • refer you to community services 
  • refer you to Spiritual Health as requested
  • support for you and your family during a hospital stay 
  • understand 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 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

General Information on Aboriginal Liaison Nurses

Referral Required?
Not required
Contact Us
Alert Bay 

Alert Bay ALN Brochure 

Rachel Fulmore, BSN, RN
Phone: 250-974-5522 ext. 2130
Cell: 250-974-7126
Fax: 250-974-2698

Campbell River 

Campbell River General ALN Brochure 

Nadine Kruger, RN
Phone: 250-286-7100 ext. 67305 
Cell: 250-830-8865
Fax: 250-286-7177
Email: Nadine.Kruger@viha.ca


Comox Valley Hospital ALN Brochure 

Laurel Anderson, RN
Phone: 250-331-5900 ext. 65308
Cell:  250-650-5714
Email: laurel.anderson@viha.ca

Emily Mark, Weekend ALN
Phone: 250-331-5900 ext. 65308
Cell: 250-650-5714
Email: emily.mark@viha.ca

Cowichan District

Cowichan District Hospital ALN Brochure 

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

Mt. Waddington

Mount Waddington ALN Brochure 

C/O Port Hardy Health Unit / Port Hardy Hospital
Cell: 250-713-4549
Phone: 250-902-6011 ext. 66985
Fax: 250-902-6030
Email: benedict.leonard@viha.ca


Nanaimo Regional General Hospital ALN Brochure  

Carla Young (Monday to Friday)
Phone: 250-755-7691 ext. 52095
Cell: 250-741-4234
Email: carla.young@viha.ca

Joanne vanengelsdorp – NRGH Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
Phone: 250-755-7691 ext. 52095
Cell: 250-741-4234
Email: Joanne.vanengelsdorp@viha.ca

Westcoast General Hospital ALN Brochure 

Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Deb Melvin, LPN
Email: Deb.Melvin@viha.ca or Deb.Melvin@nuuchahnulth.org
Phone: 250-731-1370 ext. 48109
Cell: 250-735-4319
Fax: 250-731-1342

Saturday to Sunday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Kelley Dennis
Email: kelley.dennis@viha.ca
Phone: 250-731-1370 ext. 48109
Cell: 250-735-4319
Fax: 250-731-1342

Nurse Navigator - for those who are away from home

Lesley Cerny, RN 
Phone: 250-724-5757
Cell: 250-731-5392
Fax: 250-723-5396

Nuu-chah-nulth Community & Human services


Saanich Peninsula Hospital ALN Brochure 

Jane Fox, RN BScN
Phone: 250-652-7590
Cell: 778-677-0774
Fax: 250-652-7547
Email: jane.fox@viha.ca


Tofino General Hospital CTLN Brochure 

April Nelson
Email: april.nelson@viha.ca
Cynthia Fitton
Email: cynthia.fitton@viha.ca
Phone: 250-725-4010 ext. 64143
Cell: 250-735-1014
Fax: 250-725-4012


Victoria Hospitals ALN Brochure 

Victoria General Hospital

Monique Pat, RPN
Phone: 250-519-1905
Cell:  250-480-8333
Fax: 250-519-1524
Email: monique.pat@viha.ca

Saturday - Monday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cody Kirkpatrick, ALN
Cell: 250-217-0934
Fax: 250-519-1524
Email: Cody.Kirkpatrick@viha.ca

Royal Jubilee Hospital

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Simi Ono, ALN
Phone: 250-370-8847
Cell: 250-812-1464
Fax: 250-519-1524
Email: simi.ono@viha.ca

Friday - Sunday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cell: 250-580-3920
Fax: 250-519-1524
Email: Cathy.Condy@viha.ca

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