Whitehorse General Hospital in Carcross, Yukon, Canada | Medical and Healthcare
Whitehorse General Hospital is a newly constructed 49 bed, fully accredited acute care hospital, in Yukon, Canada which serves as a tertiary care facility for the entire Yukon Territory as well as northern areas of British Columbia and parts of Alaska.
The hospital's 49 beds include 3 intensive care beds, 21 medical beds (plus 3 overflow beds) 6 pediatric beds, 12 surgical beds (plus 2 overflow beds) and 7 labour/delivery/recovery/post partum beds (plus 1 overflow bed). The emergency department and outpatient unit provides a twenty-four hours a day, 7 days a week response. In addition, Whitehorse General Hospital provides a 9 bed surgical day care unit, 2 operating rooms, post anesthetic care unit and a minor procedure room.
The multidisciplinary patient care and support teams at Whitehorse General Hospital collaborate with 31 general practitioners, a general surgeon, an obstetrician/gynecologist and a pediatrician to provide care, as well as various community based health related organisations, such as home care, mental health, public health. 15 visiting specialists provide clinic services such as ophthalmology, ears / nose and throat and orthopedics on a regular basis.
The hospital also serves as a regional referral center for the Yukon and serves the rural nursing stations through an efficient system of ground and air ambulance as a well as consultation by various means of communication including telemedicine.