YELLOWKNIFE (July 11, 2017) – NWT residents are being asked to provide their views on how the Northwest Territories will safely regulate cannabis and to comment on proposed principles to guide how the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) addresses cannabis legalization. Residents can provide their views through a new website launched by the GNWT this week.
YELLOWKNIFE (June 5, 2017) – The Department of Health and Social Services has released the first of a 5-part video series to spread awareness about the dangers of opioid misuse and abuse. The videos are part of a larger campaign launched across the Northwest Territories after a string of opioid-related overdoses in November of 2016.
YELLOWKNIFE (January 25, 2017) – The NWT Help Line has expanded its services to include Telephone group sessions and a Facebook page.
The Telephone Group Sessions will offer NWT residents group counselling supports on a variety of topics, including:
YELLOWKNIFE (September 7, 2016) – The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Leadership Council, which governs the affairs of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority, is holding a board meeting.
Meetings of the board are open to the public. The meeting will be held at the Explorer Hotel – Janvier Room in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories on September 12, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Members of the public can attend in person or via teleconference (details below).
YELLOWKNIFE (September 2, 2016) - Minister of Health and Social Services Glen Abernethy issued the following update regarding an external investigation into a critical incident:
“As committed last week, I am pleased to provide additional details regarding an external investigation. I would like to announce that Dr. Marlyn Cook will be conducting a critical incident investigation. I am confident in Dr. Cook’s abilities to provide a complete and fair investigation.”
YELLOWKNIFE (August 31, 2016) – The Department of Health and Social Services is seeking public feedback on the Northwest Territories (NWT) health care system in the form of a patient experience questionnaire.
The 10-minute questionnaire is now available online at www.hss.gov.nt.ca, or at any health care facility across the NWT until October 15, 2016.
Please take the time to submit feedback on patient services you have received and help make a difference in the NWT health care system.
April 27, 2011 - Media are invited to attend a presentation to the NWT Grade 6 winner of the 2010 National Immunization Awareness Week poster contest.
Rebecca Martin of the Princess Alexandra Middle School in Hay River has been chosen as the 2010 NWT winner and will be recognized at the school by Health and Social Services Minister J. Michael Miltenberger.
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2011
Time: 10:30 AM
April 6, 2011 - Dr. David Pontin, emergency room physician at the Stanton Territorial Hospital, and Ms. Caroline Newberry, Senior Communicable Disease Specialist, will hold a press conference to discuss the issue of superbugs in the NWT.
Superbugs cause infections and diseases, and are increasingly prevalent outside of hospital settings. A particularly aggressive superbug is found in the NWT.
March 16, 2011 - Today is the second anniversary of Dietitians Day.
Dietitians Day is a day to celebrate this important health profession, and reminds us that for advice on proper eating, good nutrition and healthy living, we should visit our local dietitian.
For more information, please visit the Dietitians of Canada website.