Bringing care to where the people are – nurse on Mobile Support Team brings care to Carrier Nations


Editor's note: May 6-12 is Nursing Week! This story is one of several posted this week to celebrate and showcase the many different types of nursing roles in Northern Health in honour of Nursing Week! Check out the other stories on the Northern Health Matters blog!

“I know that I need to be flexible in my role. I need to be ready when the people are ready,” says Jolene Pagurut, a nurse on the Mobile Support Team in Quesnel.

Jolene travels to provide mental health and wellness support to three Southern Carrier Nations around Quesnel – Lhoosk’uz, Ndazko, and Lhtako. This Mobile Support Team is a partnership with Northern Health, First Nations Health Authority, and the three nations. The communities have renamed this Mobile Support Team to “Dakelh Wellness.” Dakelh is the Carrier word for Carrier.

Read the full article by Bailee Denicola on the Northern Health Matters blog.