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Higher than normal volume and demand at WGH

Whitehorse General Hospital is very busy. In particular, our emergency department and inpatient units are currently experiencing higher than normal volume and demand. 

The hospital is now coordinating its efforts as part of a system-wide response with Yukon Government and Yukon Medical Association. Together, we are taking specific actions to ensure Yukoners continue to have access to hospital care when they need it and to alleviate some of the current pressures in the hospital system.

Information about hospital pressures

Service impacts and longer wait times are becoming more regular as we face new and ongoing pressures. While these issues are complex and don't have a simple fix, we want to help you understand how these challenges might impact the care you or your loved ones receive at our hospitals.