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  • Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority-Dehcho Region

    Overview

    Fort Simpson (pop. 1 233) is located at the confluence of the MacKenzie and Liard Rivers and serves as the gateway to the Nahanni Mountains, Dene culture and giant expanses of nature. The population is made up of Dene, Metis and non-aboriginal people and embraces a vast history and culture.

    Facility/Practice

    Fort Simpson is the largest community in the Dehcho region and serves as the administrative headquarters for the region. The health centre is small with two acute care rooms and five clinic rooms. Social Services and a long-term care facility are attached to the health centre. Two physicians serve the community sharing call duties and board a Cessna 206 to service the fly-in communities of Nahanni Butte (pop. 116), Wrigley (pop. 182), Trout Lake (pop. 82) and Fort Liard (pop. 591) on a weekly basis.

    Community Facility Name Description
    Fort Liard Fort Liard Health and Social Services Centre Health Centre/Social Services Office
    Fort Providence Fort Providence Health and Social Services Centre Health Centre/Social Services Office
    Fort Simpson Fort Simpson Health and Social Services Centre Health Centre/Social Services Office/Long Term Care Facility
    Stanley Isaiah Centre Use not yet determined
    Hay River Reserve Judith Fabian Elders Centre Supported Independent Living
    Jean Marie River Jean Marie River Health Station
    Jean Marie River Social Services
    Health Station
    Serviced by Fort Simpson
    Kakisa n/a Serviced by Fort Providence
    Nahanni Butte Nahanni Butte Health Station Health Station
    Serviced by Fort Simpson
    Nahanni Butte Social Services
    Trout Lake Trout Lake Health Station
    Trout Lake Social Services
    Health Station
    Serviced by Fort Simpson
    Wrigley Wrigley Health Centre/Residence
    Wrigley Social Services
    Health Centre
    Serviced by Fort Simpson

    Profile of Communities/Population

    The NTHSSA - Dehcho Region serves eight communities:

    CommunityPopulation - (2006 Estimates)
    Fort Liard 591
    Fort Providence 814
    Fort Simpson 1,211
    Hay River Reserve 300
    Jean Marie River 71
    Kakisa 52
    Nahanni Butte 125
    Trout Lake 80
    Wrigley 176
    Total Population: 3,420

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