Chemotherapy Treatment Still Postponed At Stanton Territorial Hospital

Stanton Territorial Hospital continues to fail to provide chemotherapy services to patients.

According to a N.W.T Health and Social Services Authority press release, since December of last year, chemotherapy services have been postponed to improve the current treatment program at the Yellowknife hospital.

The services were expected to resume this month; however, there are still challenges that have resulted in further delays.

Some of those issues include lack of training resources for N.W.T nurses and inadequate equipment.

Stanton Territorial Hospital has not stated when chemotherapy services are expected to resume. However, patients in need of treatment will receive ongoing updates.

In the meanwhile, patients are expected to continue working with their doctor or care team. Medical Travel will also coordinate travel for patients that require treatment.


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Kristen Berkeley
Kristen is a multimedia journalist, reporter and producer at CKLB. Originally from Toronto, Kristen was interested in Indigenous issues and decided to relocate to Yellowknife to join CKLB. Kristen received her education from York University with degrees in Political Science and Communication. She is also a graduate from the Seneca-at-York Broadcast Journalism program. If you want to get in contact with Kristen, send her an email at

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