Meet the people trying to improve Indigenous patients’ experiences

By Simona Rosenfield Local Journalism Initiative Funding to address racism in Canadian healthcare is supporting research on Stanton Hospital’s Indigenous wellness program – a service some patients have never heard of. Anastassia Judas, a senior Indigenous patient advocate at Yellowknife’s Stanton Territorial Hospital, says she’s excited to work on this research because of the potential it has to change the way Indigenous patients experience healthcare. “As an Indigenous person growing up in the community of Yellowknife and the small community of Dettah, I often think of my grandmothers when they used to go to Stanton to access care and how uncomfortable they felt when they went there,” said Judas. “I hope to see other grandmothers and grandfathers and people – my people, Indigenous people, Inuit people, Métis people – just…

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