Yukon health and social services

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

YG seeks to ease neighbourhood concerns over housing first project

YG will consult more once design for downtown building is complete

Yukon promises review of Child and Family Services Act

‘We want to look to the future. We want to look at adequate resources. We want to focus on wellness’

New operator applies for licence at shuttered Whitehorse daycare

Application has listed a proposed program start date of Feb. 1.

Information and Privacy Commissioner allows health privacy complaints to continue

Health and Social Services and the Yukon Hospital Corporation had argued the IPC lost jurisdiction

Whitehorse’s new emergency room slated to open in early January

40,000-square-foot building will be more efficient, officials say

Yukon government plans new foster parent program

Program could see foster children living under the same roof as their biological and foster parents

From hospital to home care: Yukon’s health department now offering more service hours

‘A lot of evidence does show that people do better in their home environment’

The Yukon’s health care crisis cannot continue

The government needs to stop reacting in crisis mode and plan for the future

  • Nov 23, 2017

Lack of staff closes Watson Lake’s only daycare

Facility can’t afford to pay competitive wages to attract staff, board president says

Yukon family forced hours apart due to hospital crowding

Haines Junction man moved to Watson Lake hospital because of overcrowding in Whitehorse

No plans to increase medical travel stipends Yukon health minister says

Territory gets more money from Ottawa to help with costs but that won’t mean more cash for Yukoners