Indigenous Navigation Services

Through a collaborative partnership with local First Nations communities the hospital has an Indigenous Patient Navigator to enhance the care experience of Indigenous patients and families.

The Indigenous Patient Navigator assists Indigenous patients, families and caregivers in moving through the hospital system and back to the community in a culturally safe and relevant manner. The position of Indigenous Patient Navigator was developed in partnership with members from the three local First Nations – Aamjiwnaang First Nation (Chippewas of Sarnia), Bkejwanong (Walpole Island First Nation) and the Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation – and other participants on the regional Indigenous Health Planning Committee.

The Navigator works with healthcare providers in the hospital and community to ensure Indigenous patients and families:

  • Are treated with dignity and respect.
  • Receive care and information that is helpful and culturally relevant.
  • Participate in their care planning.
  • Can ensure their perspective helps shape the future experience of care for others.

Ndayaa maampii (I am here)


Indigenous Patient Navigator
Level 1, Russell Building (Resource Centre)
Bluewater Health
89 Norman Street, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 6S3

Hours & Contact

Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Telephone: 519-464-4400, Ext. 8815

If calling from a Bluewater Health phone, please dial Ext. 8815

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