Stanton Territorial Hospital

Located in Yellowknife, the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority - Stanton Territorial Hospital is the largest hospital in the NWT.  The Stanton Territorial Hospital is at the centre of the acute care delivery system in the Northwest Territories, and is also an important part of the Government of the Northwest Territories’ territorial integrated approach to healthcare.  

Through Stanton Territorial Hospital and the related clinics operated through Stanton, the hospital offers a full spectrum of health care services for patients from Yellowknife, as well as every other region of the NWT and the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.

About Stanton Hospital

Main switchboard: 867-669-4111

Main Switchboard: 867-767-9300 ext 0

Administration office: 867-767-9388 ext 46800
General Inquiries:

Mailing Address
Stanton Territorial Hospital
P.O. Box 10
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 2N1

Street Address
550 Byrne Road

More About this Location


Inpatient Services

Inpatient Services refers to services that require patients to remain in hospital for at least one night. Included are services provided by the Medicine Unit, the Surgery Unit, the Obstetrical Unit, the Pediatrics Unit, the Psychiatric Unit, the Intensive Care Unit and the Extended Care Unit.

The following inpatient services are offered at Stanton Territorial Hospital.  For more information about these services please visit our Programs & Services Page

  • Aboriginal Wellness Program
  • Language Services
  • Critical Care Services
  • Emergency
  • Extended care
  • Respiratory


Patient Care Units

Extended Care

The Extended Care Unit, is a secure 12-bed unit, that offers services to adults requiring long term residential, respite and palliative care in a home-like environment that is safe, comfortable and supportive.  It is the only Level Five Long Term Care facility in the NWT. 6


The Medicine Unit is a 20 bed unit that provides inpatient care to adult medical patients. Care is given to patients with cardiac and respiratory conditions, diabetes and neurological disorders.
Phone 1-867-669-4135


The Obstetrics Unit is a 13 bed unit providing care for birth mothers and their families from the Northwest Territories and the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.


The Pediatrics Unit is a 10 bed unit with an additional eight cribs treating patients from the Northwest Territories and the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.


The Psychiatry Unit is a secure, 10 bed unit, accepting both voluntary and involuntary (certified/formed) patients from the Northwest Territories and the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. While learning about their illness, symptoms and treatment options, patients on the Psychiatry Unit, in collaboration with their health care team, develop a personalized care plan incorporating the patient's treatment goals and transition back into the community upon discharge.


The Surgery Unit is a 10-bed unit providing postoperative care to surgical patients from the NWT and the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut. Care is provided to patients who have had a wide variety of surgeries.

Outpatient Services

Outpatient Services refers to services that do not require patients to remain at the hospital overnight. Included are physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, audiology, dialysis, endoscopy, chemotherapy, IV therapy, physician specialists, x-ray, CT-Scan, ultrasound, laboratory.

The following outpatient services are offered at Stanton Territorial Hospital.  For more information about these services please visit our Programs & Services Page.

  • Child Development Team
  • Assessment/Diagnostic Clinic
  • CDT Intervention Team
  • FASD Clinic & Community Support
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Dialysis
  • Eye Clinic
  • Medical Day Care
  • Surgical Day Care
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Orthopedics
  • Physician Specialist Services
  • Rehabilitation Services
    • Audiology
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physiotherapy
    • Speech Language Pathology


Food and Cafeteria
Located on the ground floor, the cafeteria is open for all visitors and patients.

Monday – Friday                     Weekends and Holidays
7:30am – 11:00am                        9:30am – 11:00am
11:30am – 4:00pm                        11:30am – 4:00pm
4:45pm – 6:00pm                           4:45pm – 6:00pm
Gift Shop
Ruth Stanton Gift Shop is operated by Stanton volunteers and is located in the front lobby, across from Security Services.

Most Afternoons from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and Evenings from 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Bank Machines (ATMs)
There are two ATMs – one in the cafeteria and one by the registration desk


Patient Registration/Admission

To check in to your appointment, please bring picture identification.  Acceptable picture identification includes:

  • Drivers license
  • Government Identification Card
  • Student Card
  • Employer issued Identification Card
  • NWT Health Care Plan (HCP) Card; or other 3rd Party insurance information (RCMP).
  • Workplace Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) claim number (if you have one)



Stanton Territorial Hospital recognizes the important role families and support people play in the health and recovery of patients.  General visiting hours are from 11:00am – 8:00pm daily.  Variations in these visiting hours are as follows:

Pediatric Unit

Parents/Guardians may visit at any time, and may stay overnight at the discretion of nursing staff.

Obsterics Unit

Partner/escort may visit at any time, and may stay overnight at the discretion of nursing staff

Psychiatry Unit

Monday through Friday 3:00pm – 8:00pm;

Saturday and Sunday 11:00am – 8:00pm.

Intensive Care Unit:

Maximum of two (2) visitors at any time. Only immediate family members are permitted to visit in ICU unless pre-arranged with the patient or next of kin.

Isolated Patients:

Patients who are under isolation precautions will be limited to two designated visitors.  Only these two selected individuals will be permitted to visit while isolation precautions

Palliative Care:

Visiting Hours will be determined at the discretion of the nurse and based on the patient's condition as well as the patient and family wishes\

Sick visitors are discouraged from patient contact.  A visitor presenting with visible symptoms of illness (coughing, sneezing, runny nose, etc.) may be asked to leave a patient care area and/or wear a mask and gown to prevent the spread of illness.  Visitors can be limited and additional visiting restrictions may be enforced under the authority of the Infection Control Coordinator or the the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer.
Children under the age of 12 years must be accompanied by an adult unless otherwise arranged.  A child is counted as a visitor and it is the responsibility of the accompanying adult to provide direct supervision of choldren at all times while on the premises.  Running in the hallways, excessive noise and general disruptive behaviour is not allowed and will not be tolerated.
Outside food should not be brought into the facility without prior approval from health care staff.  Pets are not allowed in the facility with the exception of service animals.  Visitors who wish to stay overnight can do so with permission of the unit Manager.

Hand Hygiene
To protect yourself, patients, and people at STHA, reduce the risk of spreading infection by washing your hands frequently.  Hand washing is the single most important way to prevent the spread of germs.  Hand sanitizer dispensers are located throughout the hospital.
Rubber or latex balloons can cause severe allergic reactions and are prohibited at STHA.  Mylar (foil) balloons are a safe alternative.
To ensure a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors and STHA employees, smoking is strictly prohibited on STHA property.  Designated smoking areas are marked beyond hospital grounds.