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Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority-Beaufort Delta Region

Overview

The most northern health region in Canada, the  Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authroity-Beaufort Delta Region operates the Inuvik Regional Hospital and serves Inuvik (pop. 3 521) and 7 other arctic communities including; Aklavik (pop. 600), Fort McPherson (pop. 823), Tsiigehtchic (pop. 200), Tuktoyaktuk (pop. 990), Paulatuk (pop. 318), Sach’s Harbour (pop. 119) and Ulukhaktok (pop. 434). Primarily the Inuvialuit and Gwich’in First Nations inhabit these remote communities. Traditional knowledge and culture are of great importance in the region and the revival of traditional games, indigenous language, music and arts are prime examples of this.

Facility/Practice

The Inuvik Regional Hospital is a modern, 50 bed accredited facility and offers acute, long-term, preventative and rehabilitative care, as well as elective and emergency surgery. The 9 physicians, based in Inuvik, regularly visit the communities and offer support to the community health nursing staff that provide primary care in the remote community health centres.

Community Facility Name Description
Aklavik Joe Greenland Centre Personal Care Residence
Susie Husky Health and Social Services Centre Health Centre and Social Services Office
Fort McPherson William Firth Health Centre Health Centre
Fort McPherson Social Services Social Services Office
Inuvik Billy Moore Home Adult Handicapped Group home
Charlotte Vehus Group Home Adult Handicapped Group home
Inuvik Regional Hospital Regional Hospital
Inuvik Public Health Public Health Unit
Inuvik Social Services Social Services Office
Inuvik Senior Citizens Centre Independent Living
Inuvik Transition House Women/Children Shelter
Reliance Group Home Child Welfare Facility
Paulatuk Paulatuk Health and Social Services Centre Health Centre and Social Services Office
Sachs Harbour Sachs Harbour Health and Social Services Centre Health Centre
Social Services via Inuvik
Tsiigehtchic Tsiigehtchic and Social Services Centre Health Centre
Social Services via Inuvik
Tuktoyaktuk Crisis Centre Family Violence Shelter
Rosie Ovayouk Health Centre Health Centre
Tuktoyaktuk Social Services Social Services Office
Ulukhaktok Enegak Health and Social Services Centre Health Centre and Social Services Office

Profile of Communities/Population

The NTHSSA Beaufort-Delta region serves 8 communities as follows:

Profile of Communities/Population Population - (2006 Estimates)
Aklavik 600
Fort McPherson 823
Inuvik 3,521
Paulatuk 318
Sachs Harbour 119
Tsiigehtchic 200
Tuktoyaktuk 990
Ulukhaktok (Holman) 434
Total Population 6,750

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