Legacy Stanton Project

The Legacy Stanton project is part of the overall renewal of Stanton Territorial Hospital and the renovation of the old hospital infrastructure contributes to the vision of a campus of care; to provide convenient access to services for residents by co-locating a number of services in one location and having an opportunity to refine patient pathways and processes in a new space.

Services including the Yellowknife Primary Care Clinic (scheduled appointments only, same-day clinic appointments will remain downtown), the Frame Lake Community Health Clinic, and the outpatient rehabilitation services will move into the new Legacy Stanton building. Currently located in the Stanton Territorial Hospital, Extended Care will move and have its own dedicated home in the new facility. Once services are fully operational in the Legacy Stanton building, Long Term Care – a service that is not currently offered will be available and begin admissions in late 2023 to assist those who are unable to live independently, require onsite nursing care or 24 hour supervision. Having these services conveniently located in one area will assist in improving care and providing easier access to services for everyone.

This page will provide updates on the completion of the project and upcoming changes to services that will be impacted by the move. We thank everyone for their patience and cooperation as we navigate this move and we look forward to continue providing the best care for our residents.

We also encourage you to follow us on social media for regular updates on services, including details about the move to Legacy Stanton as we approach operational readiness in the new facility.


Update: July 2023

  • Substantial completion of the Legacy Stanton building has been achieved and operational commissioning has begun and will last approximately three months. During this time, we are assessing and resolving any deficiencies, testing systems and call bells for functionality, ensuring the space meets the needs of our staff, and patients/ residents, and preparing our staff that will be moving into the building. Once commissioning is complete (Fall 2023), Primary Care and Rehab services will begin to move and provide services to patients at the new facility then Extended Care residents will move into the facility. 
  • Enhanced communication via local media and our social media channels will be provided as we approach operations in the new facility and as dates are finalized for service transitions.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will services begin moving into the Legacy building?

This will depend on the construction timelines and operational readiness of the facility but we will make an announcement and communicate the information with residents on when these changes will be taking place. Key information on the move will be available on our website, social media platforms, information displays at the clinics.

What services are moving into the Legacy Stanton building?

  • 10 Integrated Care Teams from YPCC and Frame Lake Community Health Clinic.
  • All outpatient rehab services, currently located in the Centre Square Mall and Stanton Medical Clinic.
  • Extended Care, currently located in Stanton Territorial Hospital will move into a dedicated house in the Legacy Stanton building.
  • Long Term Care, which is a new service that is not currently offered, will open last.

What health care services will remain available downtown?

Same-day appointments, the Diabetes clinic, the Midwifery program, any walk-in clinics, the outpatient lab, and diagnostic imaging will continue to be available at the Yellowknife Primary Care Clinic site. Public Health and Home Care will also retain a presence downtown.

Why are these services moving to the Stanton Territorial Hospital site?

Creating a campus of care around the Stanton Territorial Hospital site allows for it to be more convenient to access services in one location for residents who live in Yellowknife and those who travel to Yellowknife from other communities for care and services. The co-location of services will provide an opportunity to review, revise, and refine processes that impact patient care and experience.

When will this be completed?

The Legacy Stanton building is expecting to complete renovations and begin operations in summer, 2023.

I have an appointment scheduled while services are moving. Where do I go?

We encourage you to watch out for further announcements and follow us on social media for updates. As move planning continues we will proactively communicate any change in location for appointments to patients/clients.

When will the Legacy Stanton building be named?

On December 14, 2022, the Department of Health and Social Services put out a call for residents to submit suggestions to name the new facility. The Have Your Say: Renaming the Legacy Stanton Building public engagement closed on February 2, 2023 and DHSS is currently in the process of reviewing the suggestions and will determine what the building will be named.

Who can I contact if I have further questions or concerns?

Inquiries can be sent to NTHSSAFeedback@gov.nt.ca.