Yukon health and social services

Yukon government will fund one type of glucose monitors for adults

The Yukon T1D Support Network says coverage needs to go further

 

Advocates say they’re ready to work with government on health care reforms

The wide-ranging changes being considered include phasing out private clinics and imporving access for remote communities

 

Yukon government commits to numerous health care system changes

Changes to include doubling the medical travel benefit and introducing universal childcare

 

CYFN, YG launch awareness campaign after drop in calls to family and children’s services

Officials say there’s concern COVID-19 measures have isolated children from people providing oversight

Yukon government releases community safety plan for Whitehorse Emergency Shelter

The government is now reviewing the plan and working on creating an implementation group

Yukon Government issues tender for bioethical resource review

The Department of Health and Social Services (HSS) is looking for a…

Yukon should adopt Alaska’s Nuka healthcare model, review panel recommends

The independent panel that spent more than a year reviewing the Yukon’s…

Frost accepts HSS review report, but “too early” to decide on recommendations

Staff now doing analyses on recommendations, possible implementation, minister says

Fatal drug overdoses in the Yukon prompt reminders to not use alone

Seven people have died in 2020 from overdoses; three of those deaths have been linked to fentanyl

CERB will not be clawed back from social assistance, Yukon government announces

The Yukon was originally going to deduct the federal benefit dollar-for-dollar

Yukon government clawing back CERB from social assistance recipients dollar-for-dollar

Benefit being deducted in its entirety, which woman says will leave her with less money than before

BC Renal Agency, YG to formalize decades-long partnership

The Yukon government and BC Renal Agency have signed a letter of…

Three Yukon government midwives to start working next year

The government plans to look across the country to fill the positions

Ultrasound services to be offered in Dawson, Watson Lake next year

A sonographer and mobile ultrasound kit will be visiting the community hospitals every other month

Community safety officers could be posted downtown this fall

It’s part of plans to increase safety around the shelter

First phase of Yukon health and social programs and services review finds 14 improvements

Improvements include allowing for flexible staffing models, cutting back cell phone plan costs

Minister Frost pressed as to why few YG employees responded to child advocate survey

Frost says survey request came from an unidentified email address

Yukon’s public-service watchdog releases 2018 summary report

All three of the Diane McLeod-McKay’s offices saw increases in workload in 2018 compared to 2017