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 & Wellness 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.
Lanny Kipling, RPN
Mental Wellness Counsellor, Home/Community Care Worker & National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP) Worker
For any counselling support call Lanny's confidential voice mail at (250) 991-9701 to make an appointment.