(July 3, 2020) - The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) requires that all Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in the NWT implement enhanced outbreak prevention activities.
YELLOWKNIFE (July 3, 2020) – Visitation at the Inuvik Long Term Care is being suspended effective immediately due to a possible case of chickenpox (varicella) in the facility.
(June 19, 2020) - NTHSSA is pleased to announce updates to previous service reductions and restrictions that were introduced during the beginning period of the COVID-19 pandemic.
NTHSSA is pleased to announce updates to previous service reductions and restrictions that were introduced during the beginning period of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fort Smith, June 3, 2020 — Over the last month and especially over the last two weeks, Fort Smith has seen a significant decrease in the number of patients requiring COVID-19 testing at the COVID-19 offsite screening clinic.
In response to COVID-19, Virtual Care services are being offered across the NWT, and the NTHSSA Rehabilitation team was one of the first programs to start offering these virtual appointments.
Over the past weeks, Fort Smith has seen a significant reduction in the number of patients requiring testing for COVID-19.
The community of Fort Providence was recently able to use NWT Virtual Care to offer a virtual physician clinic at their health centre.
To effectively service the reduced demand for COVID testing and the regular need for non-COVID health care services, we are scaling back from the COVID drive-through testing.
(March 19, 2020) – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) continues to adjust our operations.