Grand Opening Of New Health Facility In Fort Resolution

Ribbon cutting ceremony for the official opening of the Deninu Kue Health and Social Services Centre in Fort Resolution. In attendance: Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh MLA Tom Beaulieau and elders in the community.

After 44 years the hamlet of Fort Resolution officially opened a new health facility on Monday.

The grand opening of the Deninu Kue Health and Social Services Centre opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony that included Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh MLA Tom Beaulieau and several elders from the community.

The new facility now holds state of the art equipment, a trauma room, dental room, pharmacy, laboratory, family visiting room and three exam rooms. The centre also has enhanced Telehealth services throughout the building.

 

 

Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy says the new health centre will benefit the community with home care, health and social services under one roof.

We have gone from an outdated building to a current modern state-of-the-at building that is better organized and laid out to deliver care. It’s designed based on the model care that we provide here in the Northwest Territories. It’s completely up to spec on things like infection control and other things that are ultimately and incredibly important for all the residents that are going to receive care her in the Northwest Territories and in particular here in Fort Resolution.

The construction of the Deninu Kue Health and Social Services Centre was a two-year process that started in 2016 and cost over 13 million dollars to complete.

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