The Health Department promotes the well being and physical health of ?Esdilagh community citizens. This department plans and delivers health-related services.
Through the Tsilhqot'in Health Hub, ?Esdilagh has access to professional services such as Dieticians, Physiotherapists, Doctors, Nurses, Spiritual Healers. See below for a schedule of services coming to the community.
PH: (250) 747-2002
Thelma Stump, Health Manager
Thelma Stump is the Health & Wellness Manager. With years of experience Thelma is well equipped and is knowledgable to fulfill this position.
Thelma Stump is the Health & Wellness Manager. With years of experience Thelma is well equipped with lots of knowledge to fulfill this position. Some of her duties include: managing all health programs and services for ?Esdilagh, travelling to meetings, organizing community health events, coordinating professional services and guiding co-workers within the Health Department.
Thelma attained her Managers Certificate from the Community Health Program from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. She has six years of health related experience. She is a member of the Tsilhqot'in Health Hub Board, a member of the Community Health Directors Association of the First Nations Health Authority.
PH: (250) 747-2002
Sharon Palmantier, Community Health Representative (CHR)
"Although this job may be overwhelming at times I find it very interesting. I enjoy meeting new people and like the challenge. I really look forward to future training within the health field since it is constantly changing."
For over thirty years Sharon lived in the community of Tl'esqox where she raised her sons Quinton and Riley. Currently Sharon resides in the Quesnel area. Sharon had various jobs within the Tl'esqox/Riske Creek area.
Sharon accompanies on-reserve community members to appointments and acts as a liaison when necessary between the member and their professional health services and helps to advocate for their health.
PH: (250) 991-8482
Home & Community Care Nurse Practitioner
Shanda has been a NP for 10 years, and currently have a practice in a primary care clinic in Quesnel. She also provides primary care services to a number of First Nations communities northwest of Quesnel all the way through the Fraser Canyon. Even though Shanda works mostly in primary care she has a keen interest in working with the homeless and street population, and also does a lot of work in the area of women's health and chronic disease.
Shanda loves living in the north and especially love small town living. Shanda has three beautiful children - two boys in university and one daughter in high school. In her spare time Shanda likes to hike, kayak, ski and travel. Her most favorite past time is hanging out with family and friends.
Through the Tsilhqot'in Health Hub, ?Esdilagh has access to professional services such as Dieticians, Physiotherapists, Doctors, Nurses, Spiritual Healers and Mental Health Clinicians.
To book an appointment or for more information please contact the Health Department or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physiotherapy is available to all Tsilhqot'in members at no cost at the ?Esdilagh Clinic on the following dates:
to be determined
Physiotherapy is beneficial for anyone needing treatment for:
Melody Curle, Mental Health Clinician (TNG)
Melody Curle is from Quesnel, and has lived in Williams Lake since 2001. She has been working in the counselling field for over 20 years. Melody was previously employed with the Interior Health Authority and currently has a private practice where she provides counselling and consulting services. At this time, Melody work in the communities of ʔEsdilagh and Tl'esqox, assisting people in whatever way will be most important for them. Some of this work involves past and present trauma, grief and loss issues, anxiety and depression, relationship challenges, addictions and mental wellness. Melody feels that it is an honour to be a presence in the communities.