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May 14, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (May 14, 2013) – Effective May 14, the new Air Operations Centre at the Edmonton International Airport will begin taking NWT patients through the GNWT medevac program.

April 4, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (April 4, 2013) – A new report from the Department of Health and Social Services shows that a significant number of hospitalizations in the Northwest Territories between 2008/09 and 2010/11 were preventable. The NWT Hospitalization Report released today identifies why NWT residents were hospitalized and looks at the top five causes by age, focusing on hospitalizations associated with mental illness and chronic disease.

March 19, 2013
News Releases

Yellowknife, le 19 mars 2013 – Hay River aura un médecin permanent à partir du mois prochain. En effet, Dr Coralie Boudreau a accepté un contrat de trois ans qui commence le 2 avril 2013.

March 13, 2013
News Releases

Yellowknife (March 13, 2013) – Hay River will be getting a doctor next month when Dr. Coralie Boudreau begins a three-year contract on April 2, 2013.

March 5, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(March 5, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, few social issues are more visible in a community than those that stem from addictions.

March 4, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(March 4, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, March is National Nutrition Month.  Nutrition Month has been celebrated worldwide since 1980 and it focuses on the importance of healthy eating and the positive impact it has on our health and well-being.

March 4, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(March 4, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, as this Assembly is aware, cancer is the number one cause of death in the Northwest Territories. Lung cancer causes the greatest number of cancer deaths, but the most commonly diagnosed cancers are colorectal cancer in men, and breast cancer in women.

March 1, 2013
News Releases

Yellowknife (March 1, 2013) – Representatives from the Department of Health and Social Services together with invited community guests and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer will meet on March 4, 2013 in Yellowknife to discuss how they can work together to reduce the impact of cancer on First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in the Northwest Territories (NWT).

February 22, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(February 22, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, it is a priority of this government that children get the best possible start in life so they can reach their full potential. It is important that we continue investment in Early Childhood Development as this is an investment in the future of our children.

In January of this year, in partnership with the Department of Education, Culture and Employment, we hosted a roundtable to identify priorities for a renewed Early Childhood Development framework. I am pleased to report that the roundtable was a success.

January 25, 2013
News Releases

Yellowknife (January 25, 2013) – The Departments of Health and Social Services and the Sahtu Health and Social Services Authority have responded to an increased rate of skin infections  in Colville Lake

“I am pleased with the coordinated response from health care officials including home support, nurse practitioners and physicians and local authority staff. It is encouraging to see a team effort mobilize and respond,” said Minister of Health and Social Services, Tom Beaulieu.

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