Grise Fiord health centre temporarily closed due to staff shortage

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by ahnationtalk on June 10, 202412 Views

June 10, 2024

The Department of Health is advising residents of Grise Fiord that the health centre will be for emergencies only from June 10 to June 14, due to a staff shortage. The health centre will be open on June 14 for regular service.

During the temporary closure, staff will be on site to provide emergency care. The Department of Health will use a combination of virtual health and available staff to support clients in the community during this time.

Calls will continue to go to the health centre and be directed to virtual support services. Calls may be automatically forwarded to other communities. There may be a delay during this time, but callers are recommended not to hang up. Support staff will be available by phone to assist with services such as filling prescriptions and medical travel.

Service reductions or closures are subject to change based on staff availability.

The Department of Health is working with government and territorial partners to ensure Nunavummiut have access to necessary health services while addressing staff shortages.


Pierre Essoh
Communications Specialist
Department of Health


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