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Temporary health centre closures expected in Kinngait, Arctic Bay – Nunatsiaq News

Dec 20, 2023

Health Department cites difficulty in securing relief staff over holiday

Nunavut’s Department of Health is warning of possible health centre closures in at least two communities over the Christmas holiday period.

The department is “projecting closures” in Kinngait and Arctic Bay due to difficulty securing relief staff and a national health-care worker shortage, it said in a public service announcement Wednesday.

The Kinngait closure is expected to last from Dec. 21 to 24 while Arctic Bay’s closure is expected to last from Dec. 28 to Jan. 2.

While the health centres are closed, the Government of Nunavut is offering virtual health care and paramedic services to communities.

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