New health facility opens in Norman Wells

Newly elected Dene National Chief Norman Yakeleya cuts the ribbon Monday at the new Norman wells health facility. Photo courtesy of GNWT

Sahtu residents have celebrated the official opening of the Sahtu´ Got’iné Regional Health and Social Services Centre and the Sahtu´ Dene Necha´ Ko´ Long Term Care Facility in Norman Wells. 

The new facility, which opened Monday, replaces the old health centre which was 40 years old.

It also provides much needed long term care programming space.

According to a news release from the Department of Health and Social Services – the completion of the new facility is part of the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) commitments to supporting community wellness and safety – and to take action so that seniors can age in place – meaning they don’t have to leave their community.

The GNWT invested $41.1 million in the design and construction of the new health centre and long term care facility.

 

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