At Watson Lake Community Hospital, we commit to delivering compassionate care in a respectful environment, while working closely with community partners to achieve the best possible care for our patients.
We will always keep you involved and informed in your care. We will also do our best to accommodate your individual needs while in hospital and assist in ensuring you have the support in place for a seamless transition back to the community.
Our inpatient medical unit has six beds – and each room is equipped with a phone, television, and bathroom with a shower.
Who We Are
Your healthcare team is made up of:
- First Nations Liaison Worker
- Lab/X-ray Technologist
- Admitting and discharge clerks
- Custodial staff
What We Do
- Acute care (diagnosis, treatment, stabilization and observation)
- Respite care (must be pre-arranged and subject to additional fee)
- Palliative care
All patients need to check in at Registration when they first arrive at the hospital. The Registration desk is located on the upper level of the hospital building. You will need to register if you are:
- Visiting the emergency department
- Checking in for hospital admission requested by your family doctor
- Needing care (but do not require hospital admission) such as IV therapy or dressing changes
- Needing an x-ray
- Requiring a lab test such as blood work or ECG
From the parking area, you can enter at the hospital doors on the lower level and take stairs/elevator to upper level. You can also follow the ramp to the main hospital entrance and enter through the sliding doors.
The Admission Process
Whether you are having a routine X-ray or being admitted to hospital for several days, the registration or admission process is very important. While it may be true that all of your information is already in our system, or that you are being asked the same questions again, the various questions and forms that need to be filled out are for your safety. This also ensures your information is up-to-date.
Please bring the following with you:
- Yukon Health Care card
- Status card
- Government-issued identification like a driver’s license or permanent resident card
- A list of all medications (pills or other drugs) you take as well as the bottles or packages they came in. This includes prescriptions, vitamins, pain relievers like Tylenol or Advil, health supplements and herbal remedies.
You may be asked to:
- Provide the name and contact information for your doctor
- Provide the name and contact information for your emergency contact or next-of-kin
For your safety, all patients going to the emergency department will get an ID bracelet.
If you have allergies, you will also be given an allergy bracelet. Please keep this on at all times while you are at the hospital. If your bracelet is lost or damaged, please notify your nurse immediately.