Health board takes first step toward a hospital for Nunavik – Nunatsiaq News

31 January 2020

Keeping more services at home could ease medical travel woes

By this summer, Nunavik will have cleared the first hurdle on the way to seeing a regional hospital built.

This would increase the number of medical services accessible in the North and cut down on the southern medical travel that’s become so problematic for Nunavimmiut.

“The idea of the regional hospital is a way to deliver those specialized services in Nunavik, and that’s the way this process has been shaped,” said Fabien Pernet, assistant to the executive director of the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services.

“We have moved forward with the project of the clinical plan itself, for the regional hospital.”

The clinical plan is the first of several steps necessary to get such a project through Quebec’s Ministry of Health and Social Services, Pernet explained.

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