Aboriginal Patient Navigators are here to help Indigenous people (First Nations, Inuit, Métis) find their way through the health care system.

Ask to speak to an Aboriginal Patient Navigator during your hospital stay.

The Brightshores Navigators are available at the Southampton, Wiarton and Owen Sound hospitals and they can make sure you have access to the support and services you need. They can:

  • Advocate for you and your family
  • Explain your health care plan
  • Help fill out or understand forms
  • Assist with discharge planning
  • Connect you to a traditional healer
  • Connect you with other helpful resources in the community

The Navigators are employed by Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC) and their contact information is listed below:

Carrie Burke
Aboriginal Patient Navigator
Tel: 519-373-2197
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

Nadia McCormick
Aboriginal Patient Navigator
Tel: 519-378-8101
E-mail: nmccormick@soahac.on.ca
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.