The NWT health and social services system continues to face pressures and service impacts related to a shortage of skilled workers in the NWT and across the country. Efforts continue to close staffing gaps through hiring of full-time residents, locum, casual and agency staff.
(Yellowknife, August 8, 2022) On July 15, 2022 a request for proposals for operators of the day and sobering centre services offered in Yellowknife closed without any bids.
(Yellowknife, August 4, 2022) – The Yellowknife Primary Care Centre is undergoing a phone number change.
Please be advised that the YPCC phone number is now (867) 767-9294.
(Yellowknife, July 21, 2022) – As recommended by Chief Public Health Officer, Moderna’s Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine will be available to children 6 months to 5 years of age in the NWT.
(July 14, 2022 – Yellowknife) - Northwest Territories residents are being notified that operating room services at Stanton Territorial Hospital will be reduced starting July 25, 2022, through September 30, 2022.
(Yellowknife, Hay River, and Behchoko, July 14, 2022) - Shortages of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and allied health professionals such as medical laboratory technologists continue to lead to service reductions or closures throughout the NWT.
(Yellowknife - July 6, 2022) – The Stanton Territorial Hospital Operating Room will be reduced to emergency services only from July 18-22, 2022.
(July 6, 2022) - Due to ongoing staffing challenges the Fort Smith Health Centre is expecting limited appointment availability for the months of July and August, and the Norman Wells Sahté Got’ine Regional Health and Social Services Centre will be on reduced services from July 4-31, 2022