Source: Government of Canada regional news
Minister of Health and Social Services, Tracy-Anne McPhee has issued the following statement:
“The pandemic has created a local, national, and global shortage of health care providers, which is being felt across the territory. As a result of these pressures on the Community Nursing staff and agency nursing groups, some of our Community Health Centres may experience temporary reductions in services in the coming months.
“Nurses are an integral part of Yukon communities and have given so much of themselves throughout the pandemic to help keep us safe. We must support their wellness. Health care provider burnout is a real and pressing issue here at home and around the world. We value the nurses and other health care providers who choose to serve our communities and are making sure they get the break they need so that they choose to continue serving Yukon communities in the long-term.
“Temporary service disruptions are currently being experienced at the Carcross and Ross River Community Health Care Centres. We are working with communities, Community Nursing and interagency partners to address these challenges and mitigate service reductions.
“Yukoners with non-emergency care needs may contact the 24-hour Healthline by calling 811 to speak with a registered nurse to discuss any health care questions.
“Thank you to our Community Nursing Staff and our interagency partners for everything they have done and are doing to keep Yukoners safe and healthy.”