IWK

1.902.470.8888

1.888.470.5888

Emergency: 911
Telecare: 811
Poison: 1-800-565-8161
5850/5980 University Ave., Halifax, NS B3K 6R8

Mi'Kmaq Information

Thank you for visiting the IWK Health Centre website.  The IWK is committed to providing culturally competent and safe care, which means recognizing and respecting the cultural and personal values of patients, families, and staff and all those who interact with the health centre.

The IWK wants you and your family to be comfortable during your visit with us and will try to accommodate your requests whenever possible.  The Native Hospital Interpreter’s Liaison Program is available for Aboriginal persons living in the Atlantic Provinces who are receiving medical treatment at the IWK Health Centre.  

The Native Hospital Interpreter can provide Mi’kmaq/English interpretation and personal support services to patients.  Personal support services can include providing information to patients on what resources and services are available when in hospital during preparation for discharge and during home recovery.  Many other forms of support can also be offered by the Native Hospital Interpreter’s Liaison based on need. 

If you have suggestions or requests for how the culture of your family should be considered while you are at the IWK, please let us know when your appointment or visit is booked. 

Find and Contact:

If you or your family will require the services of the Native Hospital Interpreter’s Liaison Program please let the IWK know or contact Kenny Prosper by phone 902.453.9358 or 902.471.2988 or e-mail kprosper@hfx.eastlink.ca.