Yukon health and social services

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

$30K not enough to keep women’s shelter out of deficit: executive director

The funding increase from health and social services is to account for rising costs of living

Medical abortion now universally covered in the Yukon

Mifegymiso, a two-drug combo, is available in Whitehorse and three communities

Yukon unveils plans for millions in promised health funding

‘What we’re trying to do through innovation is bring the supports to the communities’

How did the Yukon government fail to foresee the Whistle Bend housing crunch?

Adding 150 new continuing care workers to a town where rentals are scarce requires better planning

YG bars Dawson City’s retired dentist from providing emergency services

Government can’t get its story straight over why Helmut Schoener can’t use hospital dental suite

Salvation Army considers housing men on women’s floor to meet demand

‘It may be that women in the community have ways of sharing space that men might not’

Yukon government bringing in outside help to investigate group homes

‘We are trying to determine why we were given information that was perhaps not accurate’

Yukon Hospital Corp. welcomes new chief of medical staff

‘I certainly welcome the challenge’

Yukon health minister under fire for handling of group home controversy

Silver calls opposition questions raised in public ‘parlour tricks’

Yukon government disputes reports about mistreatment in group homes

Officials believe youth who say they were locked out of group homes, won’t say if staff were punished

Yukon senior says she’s waited months to hear if the government will cover prosthetic leg

‘There are things happening here that should not be happening’

Yukon health minister acknowledges potential need for more detox beds

‘We did not have a wait list,’ Frost says, which is technically true, because staff don’t keep one

Whitehorse’s detox centre is turning people away

Beds have been full most of March, health officials say

All 150 Whistle Bend continuing care beds slated to open this fall

Specialized units to open in 2019 and 2020, but for now all the beds will be for continuing care: YG

Broken elevator means mobility nightmare for Whitehorse seniors

Elevator in Closeleigh Manor has been out of service three times in the last year