5 Nunavik nursing stations temporarily shut due to staffing shortage – Nunatsiaq News

‘No patient will be denied urgent care,’ says health board

Nursing shortages have forced Nunavik health authorities to temporarily close five health-care centres in the region this week.

On Tuesday, the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services closed nursing stations in Salluit, Akulivik, Puvirnituq, Inukjuak and Kuujjuaraapik, though emergency services remain available to residents in those communities.

“No patient will be denied urgent care,” said health board spokeswoman Josee Levesque in a Thursday email to Nunatsiaq News.

“Emergency services remains available to the population.”

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