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Initial Critical Incident Review Finding on escape of Denecho King

YELLOWKNIFE (August 22, 2016) – The initial findings from the Critical Incident review on the escape of Denecho King have revealed a pre-existing gap in the physical security that was exploited by the inmate to gain access to the roof of the North Slave Correctional Centre during his escape. The area the inmate used to […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 2016117 Views

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That’s criminal to me’: How Canada is failing to end HIV/AIDS at home – CBC

Stigma remains a major problem that discourages people from getting tested Aug 22, 2016 Two studies released last month show the tools exist to potentially end the more than three-decades-old scourge of HIV/AIDS, but activists and front-line public health workers in Canada say we simply aren’t using them effectively. The first study found it’s nearly impossible for […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201684 Views

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BR NWT Health Investigation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 18, 2016 YELLOWKNIFE – The Northwest Territories has promised an independent investigation into the death of an aboriginal man who was assumed to be drunk when he was suffering from a stroke. Health Minister Glen Abernethy says he learned about Hugh Papik’s case last week from the local member […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 2016166 Views

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Rural Yukon communities are biggest beneficiaries of Mental Wellness Innovation Fund

August 16, 2016 WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon has awarded $620,000 to 12 community projects through the Mental Wellness Innovation Fund. “I am incredibly impressed with the depth and breadth of the projects submitted for funding by organizations across Yukon. The quality of these projects is an indication of how hard people are working to improve […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2016224 Views

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N.W.T. to probe stroke death of elder who was assumed to be drunk – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 17, 2016 YELLOWKNIFE _ The Northwest Territories has promised an independent investigation into the death of an aboriginal elder assumed to be drunk when he was suffering from a stroke. “I am deeply troubled by the comments that the care provided in a particular situation was not appropriate,” said Health Minister Glen […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2016209 Views

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N.W.T. orders review of Hugh Papik’s case after niece says stroke victim was treated as drunk – CBC

Health minister orders external review into Aklavik man’s case August 17, 2016 The Northwest Territories government now says it will launch an external investigation into the care of an Aklavik elder who had a massive stroke, but whose niece says that community health centre staff had mistaken him for being drunk. Hugh Papik, 68, later […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201693 Views

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Whooping cough in Cape Dorset

August 17, 2016 Public Health Advisory Whooping cough in Cape Dorset The Department of Health advises that there is one confirmed and two probable cases of whooping cough (pertussis) in Cape Dorset. The best way to protect yourself from whooping cough is to ensure everyone in your household is vaccinated. All residents of Cape Dorset […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201671 Views

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Critical Incident Investigation into Care of Patient

The Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, issued the following statement regarding concerns recently expressed in local media. While the Minister cannot comment with respect to specific individuals, the Minister makes the following general comments: “I am deeply troubled by the comments that the care provided in a particular situation was not appropriate. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201664 Views

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Q&A Racism in health care is ‘a real thing,’ says Indigenous physician – CBC

Overt or subtle discrimination ‘can have very real consequences,’ says Alika Lafontaine Aug 15, 2016 The president of the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada says racism in health care can have ‘very real and sometimes negative’ consequences. Recently, an Inuvialuit woman from Aklavik, N.W.T., said her uncle died from the effects of a stroke after […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201654 Views

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Analysis – Here’s what we know (and don’t know) about N.W.T.’s new health superboard – CBC

9-person council to lead superboard with input from 6 regional wellness councils Aug 16, 2016 You wouldn’t have noticed it in the waiting room, but Aug. 1 was a big day behind the scenes for the N.W.T.’s health and social services system. Authorities covering six different regions of the territory joined forces and became one […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 2016104 Views

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