Kimmirut’s health centre closes temporarily

Nurses taking time off following critical incidents in the community: Health Department

Kimmirut’s health centre will close until Sept. 16. (Photo by David Venn)

By Emma Tranter

The Kimmirut Health Centre has closed temporarily after nurses left to take time off following critical incidents in the community that caused operational constraints, a spokesperson for the Health Department says.

In an email, spokesperson Chris Puglia said the department would not comment further on the incidents in order to protect people and their personal health information.

“I can say that following the [incidents], staff required time off,” Puglia wrote.

The health centre is expected to reopen Sept. 16. Paramedics will be on site during the temporary closure to provide urgent or life-threatening care, and virtual care will be available.

Calls will continue to go to the health centre but may be forwarded to virtual support services or to other communities.

Support staff will also be available by phone to assist with filling prescriptions and medical travel. Home care, public health and the tuberculosis program will also continue.

Inuit Child First, Indigenous Services Canada

COVID-19 vaccines and testing will also still be available.


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(2) Comments:

  1. Posted by What on

    Someone knows something…

  2. Posted by Scrubs on

    That certainly provides plenty of details as to why the entire nursing staff of a clinic got on the next plane out.


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