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Our Hospitals

We are a family of acute care hospitals focused on delivering safe and excellent care to all Yukoners, closer to home, at our facilities in Whitehorse, Dawson City and Watson Lake. Our comprehensive health services set a high standard of care in our territory and are models of care both nationally and internationally. Our community of more than 500 health care providers, professionals and medical staff are passionate about and committed to the best possible patient experience every time.

Whitehorse General Hospital is Yukon’s primary acute care centre, providing a full range of care, including 24/7 emergency care, inpatient and ambulatory care, surgical services, cancer care, visiting specialists clinics, therapy and lab services, and advanced diagnostic imaging.

Dawson City Community Hospital and Watson Lake Community Hospital allow many Yukoners to receive care closer to home through access to 24/7 emergency care, inpatient and ambulatory care as well as many lab and diagnostic imaging services.

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Quick Facts

(for the year ending March 31, 2019)

  Whitehorse General Hospital Dawson City Community Hospital Watson Lake Community Hospital
Size 56 beds 6 beds 6 beds
Staff 540 28 26
Health Programs & Services
  • 24/7 emergency care
  • inpatient and ambulatory care
  • surgery
  • cancer care
  • visiting specialist clinic
  • medical rehabilitation (occupational and physical therapy)
  • laboratory services
  • x-ray, ultrasound, MRI, CT, and mammography
  • First Nations Health Programs
  • 24/7 emergency care
  • inpatient and ambulatory care
  • x-ray
  • laboratory services
  • general ultrasound 
  • 24/7 emergency care
  • inpatient and ambulatory care
  • x-ray
  • laboratory services
  • general ultrasound
Admissions 3,600 90 85
Emergency Visits 32,500 2,600 2,500
Imaging Visits 36,000 550 580
Lab Visits 29,000 2,700 1,800
Surgeries (same-day & inpatient) 3,200 - -
MRI Scans 2,350 - -
Chemotherapy Visits 990 - -
Specialist Visits 8,800 - -
Therapies Visits (Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy) 4,300 - -
Births 396 - -
Last Updated:Fri, 12/27/2019 - 19:43