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WGH to reduce scheduled surgeries from Feb 13-Mar 31

Whitehorse General Hospital will reduce the number of scheduled (elective) surgeries from Feb 13 to Mar 31 due to ongoing staffing challenges despite our best efforts to avoid an impact to services.

If you are affected by this slowdown, the hospital will call you directly to rebook for another time for your procedure. We anticipate that these procedures will be rescheduled in April-May. You do not have to call the hospital. This will not impact our ability to support emergency/urgent cases.

We acknowledge the uncertainty this will cause for many Yukoners awaiting surgery. We want to provide all those affected with as much notice as possible.

Hospitals and health providers across Canada are experiencing significant staffing challenges. The Yukon is not immune. We continue to focus our efforts on short- and long-term staffing strategies, and ensure the safety and continuity of hospital services.