Yellowknife health services ‘significantly reduced’

(Mariah Caruso/CKLB)

According to the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA), health services in Yellowknife are limited today.

This comes after the recent outbreak of COVID-19 shutting down all schools in Yellowknife, Ndilǫ and Dettah on Sept 13.

According to an email, NTHSSA says it will be “significantly reducing services”  to help with staffing levels and the impacts of the recent school closures.

YK Primary Care has cancelled most of its in-person appointments and walk-in availability is limited; only available for urgent issues.

YK Home Care has also cancelled many of its appointments and will be developing a new “schedule to ensure essential services continue.”

YK Public Health has cancelled a majority of its appointments with a general clinic open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m for urgent issues.

It is unknown at this time how long these services may be affected, NTHSSA says updates will be announced.

“We apologize to anyone who has been inconvenienced by these cancellations and service reductions and we will communicate with all of those directly impacted,” reads a health advisory.

For more residents can check out the NTHSSA website here.

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