Reduction of services at Whatì health centre

The reduction is due to a shortage of nurses.


The Whatì health centre is being forced to reduce its services due to a nursing shortage.

The Tłı̨chǫ Community Services Agency recently posted a notice to its website outlining the reduction.

From August 6 to 17, there will be the following changes:

  • There will be no regularly scheduled appointments with a Community Health Nurse in the afternoons.
  • There will be no available appointments for Well Adult.
  • There will be no appointments for Chronic Disease.
  • The Doctor Clinic will continue with regular services.
  • The Prenatal Program will continue with regular service.
  • The Well Child Program will continue to provide regular services

The notice says community members’ whose appointments have been affected will be contact by the health centre.

A nurse will also still be available for emergencies.

For additional info, contact 867-392-6075.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to francis@cklbradio.com