In association with regional health authorities, community health representatives, public health, and mental health, the nursing team is responsible for providing quality, essential healthcare services to the 4 communities of Gitlaaxt’aamiks, Gitwinksihlkw, Laxgalts’ap, and Gingolx. Often being the first point of contact for community members who primarily live in a more isolated setting, nursing staff, deliver care to approximately 2500 people who live within the Nass Valley.
The Goal of Nursing Services:
Recruitment and retention of qualified nurses who enjoy working autonomously and willing to take on a role in delivering remote certified care. Review and improve training and education programs for nurses living within each community with an ongoing commitment to nursing education, including remote certified practice, cultural competency and emergency services. Our goal is to always have a minimum of 2 nurses working in each clinic along with 1 public health nurse for the valley that works closely with the CCHR’s to provide care and promote programs within each community;
Integrating traditional wellness in improving the health education of the client’s living within each Nisga’a community;
Provide family centered care to improve the overall wellness of the community;
There are 3 types of care given at the clinics within the valley:
Linking individuals with allied health professionals as part of a treatment plan.
Access to medical equipment including but not limited to ECG, Holter monitoring, vital signs, medications
Clinic supplies to help meet the care needs when in the clinic
Lab draw days in clinic on Tuesday and Thursday mornings (hours vary by clinic):
Gingolx 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Laxgalts’ap 8:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
Gitlaxt’aamiks 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Visiting professionals such as CSFS Diabetic Team, Dr. Huang- Arthritic Specialist, Mobile Mammogram Program
Nisga’a Valley Health Authority (NVHA) is committed to improving the health of our people, our communities, and our Nation. Effective health service delivery is key to improving Nisga’a health. The NVHA prides itself on the highest level of physicians and nurses it recruits to deliver health care services to all peoples resident in the Nass Valley. NVHA medical staff are experts in their respective fields, and they are dedicated to strengthening the health of people within Nisga’a communities.