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Arctic Bay Health Centre officially opened

11 September 2017 

News Release

For Immediate Release

Arctic Bay Health Centre officially opened

Arctic Bay, NU (September 11, 2017) – Minister of Health George Hickes officially
opened the Arctic Bay Health Centre today at a ribbon cutting. Minister Hickes was
assisted by Minister of Community and Government Services Joe Savikataaq, MLA
Isaac Shooyook and Arctic Bay Mayor Geela Arnauyumayuq.

“The new health centre is modern and welcoming, and replaces an out of date facility.
Its modern design will meet the current and future needs of this High Arctic community,
and features the latest in radiology and diagnostic systems. We are all pleased to be
able to improve health services in Arctic Bay.” said Minister Hickes.

The original Arctic Bay Health Centre was built in 1983. It was too small to adequately
serve the current and anticipated needs of the community. Upgrades to the health
centre include new digital radiology equipment that will improve result times from days
to hours, as well as training space for staff.

The new Arctic Bay Health Centre will include a five-plex residential unit to
accommodate staff, to be completed in October this year.


Media Contact:
Nadine Purdy
A/Manager of Communications
Department of Health