New Sanikiluaq Health Centre ceremonial opening

Press Release

Sanikiluaq, Nunavut (August 11, 2021) – A special celebration marked the grand opening of the new Sanikiluaq Health Centre today. The ceremonial ribbon cutting was officiated by Minister of Health, Lorne Kusugak, Minister of Community and Government Services, Jeannie Ehaloak, Hudson Bay MLA Allan Rumbolt, and Mayor Johnnie Cookie.

“I am very pleased to be able to celebrate the opening of the new health centre in Sanikiluaq,” said Kusugak. “This new, state-of-the-art facility offers major improvements that will enhance patient care and experience while also enhancing working conditions for our staff.”

The new 1,775-square-metre health centre opened to patients on February 15, replacing the old health centre that was built in 1984. The new, larger health centre offers residents improved access to programs and services all under one roof.

“Today, we celebrate the opening of a vital piece of community infrastructure which will serve Sanikiluarmiut for years to come,” said Ehaloak. “The additional space in the new Health Centre will improve access to health services and enhance quality of life here in Sanikiluaq.”

The new health centre in Sanikiluaq will also allow for the future addition of staff, offers a more welcoming visitor experience, and improves community access to integrated healthcare services. The modern design and additional space will comfortably serve the current and anticipated needs of Sanikiluarmiut.


Media Contact:

Chris Puglia
Acting Manager, Communications
Department of Health


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