The St. John’s Native Friendship Centre and the Eastern Health Authority have developed a program called the Navigator Program.
David Penner is the Executive Director of the St. John’s Friendship Centre.
He says their Friendship Centre has hired two Aboriginal People to work under this program through an arrangement and with funding from Eastern Health in St. John’s.
Penner adds that the Navigators are Katie Dicker of Nain and Paula Delaney of the Conne River area.
Dicker and Delaney are to take care of patients who have to travel to St. John’s for medical reasons.