Remote First Nations in northern Ontario lift state of emergency due to nursing shortages – CBC

Kashechewan First Nation had 3 nurses for a population of 1,900 people

Oct 13, 2022

The Mushkegowuk Council of Chiefs has lifted a state of emergency that was put in place due to health-care staffing shortages in remote First Nations.

The council represents eight northern Ontario First Nations, including seven remote communities in the far north.

In August, Kashechewan First Nation, located near the James Bay Coast, said it had only three nurses to treat 1,900 people.

Mushkegowuk Council Grand Chief Alison Linklater told CBC News they were able to bring in more nurses to the community to relieve the health-care workers already there.

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