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GNWT outlines plans for improving health and social services system

YELLOWKNIFE (August 19, 2014) –  The Government of the Northwest Territories is seeking input on options for ensuring the NWT health and social services system better meets the changing needs of NWT residents. The issues and plans for addressing them are outlined in Caring for our People – Improving the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services System, a discussion paper released today by Minister of Health and Social Services Glen Abernethy.

“I am travelling to regions across the NWT to meet with residents and gather feedback on our plans for best health, best care and a better future. We know we have room to improve our system, and want to hear from the public to ensure we are on the right track,” said Minister Abernethy. 

The discussion paper outlines steps to develop a single strategic plan for the health and social services system. Based on discussions with a number of stakeholders, the plan seeks to improve services for all residents of the NWT. The plan outlines actions in a number of areas including moving towards a single integrated health and social service system.

The Department of Health and Social Services has created a survey for residents to respond to the discussion paper. Residents will have until September 30, 2014 to provide feedback.

For more information contact:
Damien Healy
Manager Planning and Communications
Department of Health and Social Services
Tel: (867) 920-8927
Email: Damien_healy@gov.nt.ca