Health Sciences North promises more Indigenous focused care in Algoma

 By Kyle Darbyson  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Maamwesying Ontario Health Team, in partnership with Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services Inc., has signed a new collaboration agreement with Health Sciences North (HSN) to help improve outcomes for Indigenous people living in the Algoma District. This new agreement, officially approved on Thursday, affirms HSN’s commitment to creating culturally safe spaces for Indigenous patients at its various medical facilities located across Northeastern Ontario. According to Maamwesying media representative Grace Swain, this commitment involves HSN staff adopting new training and best practices, as recommended by Maamwesying members, to create a more welcoming environment for Indigenous patients. This includes staff placing a larger emphasis on Indigenous identification, so that these specific patients can access culturally-specific resources as quickly as possible. “Right now, the…

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