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What people are saying about the Victoria Native Friendship Centre Health Centre

Murray Rankin, MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head – 

“Today, more Indigenous people in our community will have greater access to appropriate health care, close to home. This health centre is wonderful news, and will help provide high-quality, team-based care for people close to home”

Grace Lore, MLA for Victoria-Beacon Hill – 

“Members of the Indigenous community in the Greater Victoria area now have access to this new health centre, which will create attachment for approximately 4,500 patients. Our government is committed to growing attachment and increasing access to health-care providers in environments people find culturally safe.”

Mitzi Dean, MLA for Esquimalt-Metchosin –

“The opening of the new location will make a big difference for Indigenous Peoples in my community. This increase in doctors, nurses and Indigenous wellness providers will help improve services. It’s a priority for our government and aligns with the In Plain Sight report that aims to ensure health care is more equitable for Indigenous Peoples.” 

Lana Popham, MLA for Saanich South –

“The Victoria Native Friendship Centre Health Centre is going to strengthen the delivery of culturally appropriate and high-quality care for Indigenous Peoples close to their homes. In addition to more health-care providers, patients will have equitable access to preventive and primary health-care services.”

Ravi Parmar, MLA for Langford-Juan de Fuca –

“This new health centre is a crucial addition to greater Victoria’s health-care system. Many Indigenous Peoples may not seek the medical care they need in settings that make them feel unsafe and vulnerable. This centre is tailored for the needs of those who identify as Indigenous and will ensure patients and their families will receive the care they need, safely and effectively in their own communities.”