Yukon health and social services

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

Long waits, stigma among barriers to getting mental health help in the Yukon

‘I know for certain that there’s a lack of psychiatrists here’

New Whitehorse hospital expansion offers streamlined admissions, natural light

‘The space is really designed to provide better emergency care’

Whooping cough cases continue to rise in the Yukon

‘It does not yet appear to have peaked’

  • Jul 17, 2017

Yukon Employees Union raises alarm over rural nursing

Nursing stations in Destruction Bay and Beaver Creek still only have one nurse each

New whooping cough cases prompt Yukon health officials to call for vaccinations

Infectious disease is especially dangerous for infants