Public Notice: Regular Birthing Services in Inuvik to Resume January 23.

News Release

Inuvik (January 19, 2024) – The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) is announcing the end of a temporary suspension of regular (planned) labour and delivery services at the Inuvik Regional Hospital (IRH). Regular birthing services will resume on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024.

Emergency assessment and birthing services will be available in the time before full-service resumption. Pre-and-post natal assessments and care will continue. Anyone who is pregnant and requires assessment or who goes into labour should present to the IRH emergency department for care. 

Any individuals who were impacted by this service reduction and who may have travelled to Yellowknife for birthing services will be contacted and provided the option to stay in their current location or – based on discussions with a clinician and determination if travel is safe – supported to return to Inuvik to deliver.  

We would like to thank everyone who worked to support services during this time period and for the efforts to coordinate staffing to enable service resumption.