Kuujjuaq’s Tulattavik hospital gets accredited
“This is a first for a Nunavik health institution”
Ungava Tulattavik Health Centre has received its accreditation from Accreditation Canada, the Nunavik Regional Health Board announced Nov. 28.
“This is a first for a Nunavik health institution. The UTHC would like to thank and congratulate its employees, physicians, managers and administrators for their involvement in this large-scale project,” said Madge Pomerleau, Tulattavik’s executive director
The accreditation process is voluntary, but still carries clout in medical circles because many health professionals are reluctant to work in hospitals that don’t meet standards.
“The safety of the patients and the quality of the care and services we offer are our priority,” Pomerleau said.
Tulattavik offers emergency services, maternity care, outpatient surgery, 15 acute care beds, 10 extended care, archives, a laboratory, radiology, electrocardiography, physiotherapy and occupational therapy, pharmacy, electro-encephalography, a group home, residential services as well as child and youth protection.
In Nunavut, the Qikiqtani General Hospital is the sole accredited hospital.
You can check out where Canada’s accredited hospitals are located on this map.