Temporary closures of 5 health centres in new year: Nunavut Health Department – Nunatsiaq News

Dec 5, 2022

Arctic Bay, Igloolik, Kinngait, Pond Inlet and Resolute Bay health centres will experience closures, says GN

Five Qikiqtaaluk communities will have their health centres temporarily close in the new year, says the Nunavut government’s Health Department.

Arctic Bay’s health centre will be closed from Jan. 4 to 10, Igloolik’s from Jan. 20 to Feb. 28, Kinngait’s from Jan. 25 to Feb. 28, Pond Inlet’s from Jan. 9 to Jan. 30 and Resolute Bay from Jan 1 to 6 and Jan. 12 to 28, according to a Friday press release from spokesperson Danarae Sommerville.

“The closures are a result of difficulty in securing relief staff due to a national shortage of healthcare professionals,” Sommerville wrote.

Sommerville said that the department is “aggressively pursuing recruitment efforts” to get the health centres back up and running.

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