Clyde River’s health centre closes for maintenance

Announcement from Department of Health says building is undergoing maintenance

Clyde River’s health centre is closed for maintenance. There is no date specified for when it is expected to reopen. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

Clyde River’s health centre is closed for maintenance.

A public service announcement from the Department of Health on Monday said there is health staff on site to help with life-threatening situations.

There is no date set yet for the centre to reopen, said Health Department spokesperson Danarae Sommerville in an email.

“A contractor is travelling to the community today to assess the situation,” she stated.

“We will have more information once that is complete.”

The public service announcement asked that people in Clyde River contact the health centre before attempting a visit.

Clyde River isn’t the only Nunavut community with a closed health centre.

Kimmirut’s health centre is also closed to give staff time off following unspecified “critical incidents” in that community, and is expected to reopen Friday.

Taloyoak’s newer health centre remains shut after an Aug. 18 fuel spill forced the closure.  Some services were temporarily moved to the old centre, and the new one is tentatively set to reopen Sept. 25, depending on results from air quality tests.


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  1. Posted by Bobby E. Lee on

    Negligence and incompetence by Government of Nunavut is the cause of these buildings breaking down all over Nunavut among many other problems (i.e. running out of gas, Jet A fuel, diesel fuel, boil water advisories, etc. etc. etc.)!

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