WLCH Patient Support Information

We want our hospital services to be open and accessible, ensuring that we have the support available to meet individual patient needs. There are a number of support services available in Watson Lake Community Hospital and our team can help you find the support within the community.

Spiritual care

Our team can contact local elders or members of the clergy at patient or family request.

First Nations Patient Support

WLCH has staff ready to provide patient support to members of Yukon’s First Nations communities. A liaison worker is available on a part-time basis to assist you and your family during a hospital stay.

  • provides emotional, spiritual and social support
  • helps with communication between patient, family and caregivers
  • provides information about hospital care
  • plans and develops culturally relevant health counseling and support
  • advocates for Aboriginal people using the hospital’s services

Contact Deanna Stewart via the main switchboard at 867-536-4444

Social Support/Counseling

Our staff can also connect patients with a number of social support resources available in the Watson Lake community, including social workers provided through Yukon government and counseling and family support through Many Rivers.

Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy

There are regular visits to the hospital by the WGH Therapies department, which provides inpatient and outpatient therapy services at WLCH. This service is booked by referral from a family physician. As part of the hospital discharge process, you may also be referred to the Watson Lake Home Care program.

Accessibility

WLCH is a wheelchair accessible facility and has pocket talkers to assist patients who are hearing impaired.

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Last Updated:Mon, 09/12/2016 - 17:54