Fuel spill partially shuts down Taloyoak health centre
Section of centre without fumes still operating, dental services relocated to Cambridge Bay, health department states
The Taloyoak health centre is operating on emergency services only following a fuel spill at the facility, the Government of Nunavut Department of Health said in a release Thursday afternoon.
Emergency services will be available in a section of the health centre that’s free of fuel fumes, the release said. Another location will be used for patients if fumes make the entire health centre unfit for care.
Until the fuel fume situation is resolved, the dental team will be located in Cambridge Bay.
The Department of Health stated it, along with the Department of Community and Government Services, is trying to clean up the oil spill as quickly as possible.
Community members seeking more information can phone 867-561-1111.