News

WGH Expansion Complete
Posted 9/6/2017
Whitehorse – Construction of a two-storey, state-of-the-art expansion to Whitehorse General Hospital has finished on schedule with the facility’s new emergency department remaining on track to see... More
Run for Mom 2017
Posted 5/14/2017
Participants in the Run for Mom events get active and raise fund for breast health initiatives in Yukon. The largest event is in Whitehorse, as runners/walkers start in S.S. Klondike Park ... More
Posted 5/5/2017
Cleaning your hands is key to safe health care and a simple action that is proven to be the most effective way to reduce the spread of infection and prevent harm. Consider these facts: Each... More
Posted 4/25/2017
Whitehorse – In another health care milestone for the Yukon, the territory is now home to one of Canada’s first hospital volunteer programs North of 60 – and after only a few short months – is seeing... More
WGH pharmacist Josianne Gauthier
Posted 3/30/2017
Whitehorse – Yukon is well known for its cold climate, and now a local physician and pharmacist from Whitehorse General Hospital are garnering national attention for a new way to more effectively... More
Posted 3/7/2017
Whitehorse – Yukon’s hospitals have further strengthened safe medication practices with the introduction this month of new automated drug dispensing cabinets at Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH).... More
WGH’s Manager of Food and Nutrition Leslie Carson (right) works with Cook Jim Shewchuk to prepare moose meat for one of the traditional First Nations dishes served to patients at the hospital.
Posted 1/18/2017
Whitehorse – Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH), along with other health care organizations across Canada, is taking part in a collaborative effort to elevate the role of food in patient care. The... More
A compilation of artwork by local artist Chris Caldwell. These four Yukon-inspired designs will be arranged in a horizontal line to create the new mural outside the maternity unit at WGH.
Posted 1/12/2017
Whitehorse – A colourful and whimsical mural by a local artist will be installed at Whitehorse General Hospital to help create a more comfortable and healing environment for patients and visitors... More
Posted 12/14/2016
WGH’s new two-storey wing was ‘clad to the weather’ last month as expansion construction continues on schedule into the winter months and hospital teams move ahead with preparations for opening day... More
Posted 8/24/2016
Whitehorse – A number of emergency department (ED) nurses at Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH) are now certified instructors in the Canadian Triage & Acuity Scale (CTAS) – a system that allows... More
Posted 9/27/2017
The public is invited to join us for our 2017 Annual General Meeting.  Highlights from the past year at Yukon's hospitals will be shared and there will be an opportunity to... More
WGH
Posted 7/18/2016
Whitehorse — Working together, the Government of Yukon, the Yukon Hospital Corporation, doctors and nurses have developed a plan to address hospital bed shortages. This plan, developed... More
Posted 6/28/2016
Whitehorse – As Whitehorse General Hospital expansion continues to move forward, a new patient/visitor parking lot will be under construction from July 4 to late August. During this short time, there... More
National Aboriginal Day 2016 - 7
Posted 6/22/2016
Whitehorse – As Canadians were celebrating this year’s National Aboriginal Day with events all over the country, First Nations Health Programs (FNHP) at Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH) organized an... More
Posted 5/9/2016
May 9-15, 2016 is National Nursing Week, alongside International Nurses Day and Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12. This year’s Canadian Nurses Association theme, Nurses: With you every... More
Posted 4/6/2016
Whitehorse – Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH) will be part of a new initiative to improve health care for seniors. The WGH team was selected as one of 18 national and international organizations to... More
Posted 3/22/2016
Mondays from April 4-25, 2016 6-8 pm Canada Games Centre Boardroom Whitehorse $20 [[{"fid":"464","view_mode":"media_original","type":"media","attributes":{"title":"Diabetes Wellness Series... More
First Nations Health Programs
Posted 3/3/2016
Whitehorse – First Nations Health Programs (FNHP) in Yukon’s hospitals have launched a three-part video series this month to put a spotlight on the significance of cultural understanding and to... More
Posted 2/24/2016
Whitehorse – Construction on Whitehorse General Hospital expansion will continue in the weeks ahead, bringing significant and noticeable changes to the hospital’s campus. Most notable, Yukoners... More
Northwestel Festival of Trees
Posted 11/18/2015
Whitehorse – The Yukon Hospital Foundation will kick-off the 2015 Northwestel Festival of Trees – one of the most anticipated community celebrations of the year – with the opening event on November... More
Posted 11/16/2015
All this week, Yukon hospitals are encouraging patients, staff and the community to become more aware of antibiotic use. That’s because antibiotic resistance is a growing threat to the advances... More
Posted 11/8/2015
As Canada celebrates Medical Radiation Technologists (MRTs) from November 8-14, we specifically recognize the 18 nationally certified MRTs in the Yukon who are on-staff at Whitehorse General Hospital... More
Posted 10/26/2015
Whitehorse – Local health and wellness experts will team up this November during Diabetes Awareness Month for a special workshop series that will offer support and strategies to Yukoners living with... More
Posted 9/30/2015
Whitehorse General Hospital Cafeteria September 30, 2015 7-9 pm The public is invited to join us for the open house which will include our 2015 Annual General Meeting, reporting on... More
Posted 6/18/2015
On June 21, Canadians from all walks of life are invited to participate in the many National Aboriginal Day events that will be taking place from coast to coast to coast. This is a special day to... More
An artist rendering illustrates the conceptual design of the two-storey hospital wing to be built at Whitehorse General Hospital.
Posted 6/9/2015
Whitehorse – Yukoners got a first look at the Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH) Expansion. Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski was joined by Yukon Hospitals’ Board of Trustees Chair Craig Tuton and the... More
Posted 5/20/2015
Whitehorse – A preferred proponent has been selected to finalize a design‐build agreement to deliver the next phase of expansion to Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH). The naming of PCL... More
Posted 5/9/2016
May 9-15, 2016 is National Nursing Week, alongside International Nurses Day and Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12. This year’s Canadian Nurses Association theme, Nurses: With you every... More
Posted 5/10/2015
Participants in the Run for Mom events get active and raise fund for breast health initiatives in Yukon. The largest event is in Whitehorse, as runners/walkers start in S.S. Klondike Park ... More
Posted 4/24/2015
Whitehorse - The Yukon Hospital Corporation (YHC) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) locals, representing support services staff at the territory’s three hospitals, yesterday reached a... More
Posted 4/16/2015
Our hospitals in Whitehorse, Dawson City and Watson Lake now have a new website to provide patients, visitors and others with useful information to help support a positive experience. The new... More
Posted 3/11/2015
Whitehorse - The Yukon Hospital Corporation (YHC), Yukon Energy, and the territory as a whole are all benefitting from a program that makes use of surplus renewable electricity. Whitehorse General... More
Posted 2/17/2015
Whitehorse - Long-time Yukon physician, Dr. Wayne MacNicol, has been appointed the new Chief of Medical Staff of the territory’s three hospitals. Dr. MacNicol is a respected obstetrician/... More
Ribbon is cut on the new MRI facility at WGH
Posted 1/13/2015
Whitehorse – The first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) program in Canada’s North has opened at Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH) thanks to the joint efforts of the Yukon government, the Yukon... More
Posted 1/7/2015
Whitehorse – Recognizing that it takes more than one care provider or clinic to support the cancer journey, Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH) has taken a collaborative approach with a specialized... More
WGH
Posted 7/22/2014
Whitehorse – Yukon government has approved a significant investment of nearly $72 million to expand services and facilities at Whitehorse General Hospital.  “Moving ahead with the expansion... More
Posted 6/20/2014
Whitehorse – Celebrations were held at Whitehorse General Hospital to honour a landmark agreement signed nearly 20 years ago between First Nations, Yukon hospitals and the territorial government... More
Posted 6/16/2014
Whitehorse – The Yukon Hospital Corporation has been awarded accreditation after a comprehensive review by Accreditation Canada surveyors last month.  As a part of a four-year cycle, we... More