Stanton birthing unit reopens to Nunavut families

Stanton Territorial Hospital. (File photo/CKLB)

Nunavut families from the Kitikmeot region will no longer be sent to Edmonton to give birth.

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) says birth services at Stanton hospital have returned to normal.

In February, NTHSSA announced the unit was reopening to NWT families, after being closed (except for emergencies) for three months.

“We want to thank NWT and Nunavut residents for their patience throughout the service disruption,” reads the latest NTHSSA notice.

The closure was due to a lack of nurses on the unit.

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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