Naujaat leaders want to see old health centre get new life as home for elders – Nunatsiaq News

Dec 14, 2022

Department of Health says it has no plans for building; MLA says he will keep advocating for proposal

Community leaders in Naujaat want to see the old Repulse Bay Health Centre renovated and turned into a home for elders.

The building, located behind the Roman Catholic church and beside the new health centre, is in the perfect location to house elders who may otherwise have to leave the community for care, said Mayor Alan Robinson.

It’s vacant, damaged and mouldy, he said, but could be refurbished inside and built back up with eight rooms and an elevator.

“I would strip this building right back to her bare bones,” he said in an interview. “I wouldn’t touch the outside, but the inside I would completely gut it.

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