Denı́nu Kų́ę́ Health and Social Services Centre opens in Fort Resolution
Ribbon cutting at the grand opening of the new health centre
(Back L to R) MLA Tom Beaulieu, Minister Glen Abernethy, Sabet Biscaye, Chair Yellowknife Regional Wellness Council, Leonard Beaulieu, elder, Jim Antoine, Chair NWT Health and Social Services Leadership Council, Harry Clarke, Board Member, Fort Resolution Metis Council. (Front L to R) Elders Denise McKay, Gail Beaulieu, Eva Beaulieu and Dorothy Beaulieu.
The new Denı́nu Kų́ę́ Health and Social Services Centre in Fort Resolution
The new Denı́nu Kų́ę́ Health and Social Services Centre opened in Fort Resolution yesterday.
The new centre is “a state-of-the-art facility that for the first time brings together health, social services, and home care into the same building,” a press release from the GNWT states.
“The health and strength of our people requires that we continue to find ways to deliver health services and supports in ways that keep residents, elders and youth in our community whenever possible,” said Tom Beaulieu, MLA for Tu Nedhé – Wiilideh.
“This brand new facility will be a one-stop location for residents who require health and wellness support,”
Providing these services to residents of Fort Resolution in one location will improve patient care in the community.
Construction of the centre started in March 2016, and the budget for the project was $13.2 million.
The new centre has automatic doors, a family visiting room, and is fully wheelchair accessible. It also has clinic rooms that meet most current infection control standard and at 1,085 m2 has room to grow and keep up with advanced technology.
The previous health centre was 44 years old.