Fort Smith Health and Social Services Authority
Fort Smith (pop. 2 385) is the southernmost community in the Northwest Territories, lying on the NWT-Alberta border. It serves as headquarters to Wood Buffalo National Park - a World Heritage Site, and home to one of the largest free-roaming herd of Wood Bison in the world, as well as the only wild nesting grounds of the endangered Whooping Crane.
Fort Smith HSSA operates a modern health centre with acute care beds, offices and clinic examination rooms. It also supports a midwifery program and a hemo-dialysis unit. Acute cases are stabilized at the health centre and medivaced to Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife or directly to Edmonton depending on the emergency. A nurse practitioner is on staff while a compliment of 4 physicians serves the population.
|Fort Smith||Fort Smith Health and Social Services Centre||Health Centre/Social Services Office|
|Northern Lights Special Care Home||Multilevel Care Residence|
|Polar Crescent Group Home||Child Welfare Facility|
|Sutherland House||Family Violence Shelter|
|Tapwe House||Multi-purpose Facility|
|Trailcross Treatment Centre||Child Welfare Facility|
|Wellness Centre||Mental Health and Addictions|
Profile of Communities/Population
The Fort Smith Authority provides health and social programs to the people of Fort Smith:
|Community||Population (2006 Estimates)|