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Inuvik Regional Hospital first Arctic Hospital to receive Globally Recognized Baby-Friendly Designation

Inuvik (December 7, 2018) - On December 6 the Inuvik Regional Hospital celebrated receiving their Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) Designation, making them the first facility in the three Territories to achieve this designation.

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NTHSSA Secures Contract for Operation of Trailcross Youth Treatment Centre

Yellowknife (November 28, 2018) – The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) has signed a contract for the operation of the Trailcross Youth Treatment Centre which provides treatment and therapy for NWT youth experiencing social, emotional, and behavioural issues. The facility, located in Fort Smith, will be operated by SHIFT (formerly known as Atlantic Youth).

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NWT Air Ambulance Partnership Gains CAMTS Accreditation

Yellowknife (November 26, 2018) – The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) in partnership with the Aeromedical Critical Care Emergency Services Specialists (ACCESS - a partnership between Aklak Air, Air Tindi Ltd. and Advanced Medical Solutions Inc.) are very pleased to announce the Northwest Territories air ambulance services recently received accredited status from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS).

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Meeting Announcement: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Leadership Council Annual General Meeting

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Leadership Council is holding their Annual General Meeting. This event will be open to the public.

When: September 25, 2018

  • 6:00 - 7:00 P.M. - Public Meet & Greet
  • 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. - Annual General Meeting

Where: Pelican Rapids Inn Conference Centre, Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. 

The Leadership Council is the governing body of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority. If you cannot attend in person teleconference is available at: 1-866-292-2100, Conference ID 3837841.

For more information about the Leadership Council or this meeting please contact 867-767-9090 ext. 40000.


MEDIA ADVISORY: JOINT SOBERING CENTRE AND DAY CENTRE LOCATION OPENS IN YELLOWKNIFE 

YELLOWKNIFE (September 21, 2018) – The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority in collaboration with the Department of Health and Social Services will be hosting a public event to celebrate the opening of the joint sobering centre and day centre at 5111, 50th street in Yellowknife. 

The public and media are invited to this event. 

Time: 9 AM

Date: September 24, 2018

Location: 5111, 50TH Street, Yellowknife, NT

If you are a member of the media and plan to attend please RSVP to lisa_giovanetto@gov.nt.ca


NWT Health and Social Services Leadership Council Meeting - Deline - August 15, 2018. 

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Leadership Council is holding a board meeting that is open to the public.

When: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Wednesday, August 15, 2018  

Where: Deline Wellness Centre, Deline Northwest Territories



The Leadership Council is the governing body of the newly established Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority. If you cannot attend in person teleconference is available at: 1-866-292-2100  and  CONFERENCE ID: 3837841

For more information about the Leadership Council or this meeting please contact 867-767-9090 ext. 40000.


Stanton Territorial Hospital - Chemotherapy Services Update - April 2018

YELLOWKNIFE (April 12, 2018) – Today, Sue Cullen, Chief Executive Officer of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority announced that some chemotherapy services will resume at Stanton Territorial Hospital starting the week of April 16, 2018.

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NWT Health and Social Services Leadership Council Meeting - Yellowknife - March 1, 2018. 

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Leadership Council is holding a board meeting that is open to the public.

When: Thursday, March 1, 2018.  

Where: 4th Floor Boardroom, NTHSSA, 5201-50th Avenue (Northwestel Tower), Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.



The Leadership Council is the governing body of the newly established Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority. If you cannot attend in person teleconference is available at: 1-866-292-2100  and  CONFERENCE ID: 3837841

For more information about the Leadership Council or this meeting please contact 867-767-9090 ext. 40000.


Stanton Territorial Hospital - Chemotherapy Services Update - February, 2018.

Download the latest update and backgrounder regarding the suspension of chemotherapy services at Stanton Territorial Hospital.


Launch of Choosing Wisely Northwest Territories

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) announced today the launch of Choosing Wisely Northwest Territories, a campaign to help clinicians and patients in NWT engage in conversations about unnecessary tests and treatments and make smart and effective choices to ensure high-quality care. Read more.


Stanton Territorial Hospital - Temporary Suspension of Chemotherapy Services. 

YELLOWKNIFE (December 12, 2017) – Today, Sue Cullen, Chief Executive Officer of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority announced a temporary suspension of chemotherapy services at Stanton Territorial Hospital. read more


Update on NTHSSA Diagnostic Imaging Review- YELLOWKNIFE (June 30, 2017) – In March, 2017 the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority began a review of diagnostic imaging exams related to a locum radiologist who had practiced at Stanton Territorial Hospital in the past. Follow up on the results of this review is ongoing.

The review was undertaken as a proactive step to ensure quality of the exams read by a physician after questions were raised about their performance in another jurisdiction. The review was undertaken by expert radiologists hired from a contracted firm from Alberta. These radiologists came to Stanton Territorial Hospital to re-read each exam and reinterpret the results.

Cases that had discrepancies were reviewed by physicians to ensure every patient received the appropriate care. Diagnostic imaging is just one tool physicians use to make a diagnosis - in many cases patients were treated appropriately despite a discrepancy in exam results. Individuals that had a discrepancy in their tests, but who had received appropriate care and did not require further follow up will receive a disclosure letter.

All individuals who were identified to date as requiring follow up from a discrepancy in their exam result have been contacted by their healthcare providers.

We will not be sharing specific information about patient diagnoses or the nature or severity of discrepancies that were detected as these are confidential matters to be discussed between healthcare providers and their patients

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“Undertaking this review was a measure to ensure patient safety, which is a top priority for the NTHSSA.We will continue to make this initiative a top-priority until we complete all of the reviews and have communicated with everyone who was impacted.”

-Sue Cullen, CEO of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA)

 

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David Maguire

Manager, Communications

Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority

TEL: 867-767-9107 ext. 40150

EMAIL:
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