No appointments needed however if you are a new client we ask that you bring your care card as well as status card with you.
Hello Everyone: I want to introduce you to our Nurse Practitioner, Valerie Jefferd who will be working with HHS two days per week, Mondays at Malahat and Wednesday at Halalt, Cowichan Tribes. and one day per week at Penelakut Tribes. She will start on March 9th. Valerie was born and raised in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) and is a descendent of the Haida Gwaii First Nations. She was a Registered Nurse and worked for 20 + years in both community and family practice. Most of her time was spent in Inuvik and surrounding communities of the Northwest Territories. For the last 5 years, she has been a Nurse Practitioner. She moved to Vancouver Island one year ago and began a family practice in Lake Cowichan. She looks forward to meeting and working with all of us and in joining our health care team.
Nurse Practitioner Assistant
My name is Loretta Wilson, I am a cowichan tribes member. My parents are Lucetta George-Grant and Rick Peter. I will be working with the Nurse Practitioner Valerie Jefferd as her assistant. I am looking forward to working at H’ulh-etun Heath Society two days a week. I will also be at Cowichan tribes two days per week and one day per week at the Penelakut Health Unit. I really enjoy my career choice in health care and look forward to meeting you and working in the different communities.
Health Care Aide:
My name is Lottie Cook, and my hul'q'um'i'num name is Swulustanaut. My parents are James and Loretta Cook. I come from Nanoose and Penelakut. I pursued my education in Health Care Assistant at VIU Cowichan Campus, which I completed August 2014. I love my career path & look forward to meeting you.
Our Nursing Team
Liz Davies, Community Health Nurse
As an Island girl born and raised, I am very excited to be a part of the H’ulh’etun Health Society and come to know the surrounding community and its members. Having grown up in Nanaimo, BC, I have strong respect for community strength, diversity, and wellness. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Vancouver Island University and have spent the early part of my nursing career working in community health within the First Nations community of Nanaimo. I bring with me a passion for community health, promoting wellness, and health and healing. I am very excited to start this new chapter of my career at H’ulh’etun Health Society and look forward to getting to know the community.