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Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority-Yellowknife Region


The “urban” centre of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife (pop. 19 429) is home to Stanton Territorial Hospital and two Primary Health Care Clinics. The NTHSSA-Yellowknife Region provides community health, primary health care and social service programs to the people of Yellowknife, N’Dilo, Dettah, Lutsel K'e, and Fort Resolution. The city is a place of beautiful contrasts. On the north shore of Great Slave Lake, modern high-rise towers overlook the rustic heritage buildings of Yellowknife's not-so-distant frontier past. A modern metropolis meets a vast wilderness. The brilliance of summer's midnight sun gives way to winter's dazzling display of the aurora borealis.


All clinics operate with a full compliment of support staff including LPN's and Clinic Assistants.

The specific make up of any doctor's practice can vary depending upon physician skills and community need. Opportunities include visits to smaller northern communities, emergency room work, obstetrics, and clinic practice.

Family Practice Anaesthesia

The NTHSSA-Yellowknife Region staffs three FP/A doctors. These physicians, along with a FRCPC Anesthetist, provide service to the Stanton Hospital. Two operating rooms run full time Monday to Friday, 0730 to 1530 with a third OR occasionally open for dental surgery or visiting urology. FP/A's spend an average of 2-3 days per week in the OR depending upon how many are in town and how many OR's are running. When not in the OR, the FP/A's work in the ED or in one of the medical clinics. Call is usually 1:4.

Community Facility Name Description
Dettah Dettah Clinic

Health Station

Fort Resolution Fort Resolution Health Centre/Residence Health Centre

Fort Resolution Social Services Social Services Office

Fort Resolution Elders' Facility

Supported Living

Lutsel K’e Lutsel K’e Health Centre/Residence Health Centre

Lutsel K’e Social Services Social Services Office

and NDilo
Jan Stirling Centre Community Health, Community and Family Services, and Administration Offices

Frame Lake Community Health Clinic
Primary Care Clinic

Yellowknife Primary Care Clinic Primary Care Clinic

Profile of Communities/Population

The NTHSSA - Yellowknife Region serves four communities as follows:

CommunityPopulation - (2006 Estimates)
Dettah 217
Fort Resolution 505
Lutselk’e 400
Yellowknife and Ndilo 18,695
Total Population 19,817

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