New clinic at CHEO focused on the needs of Inuit children – OttawaMatters.com

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 20199 Views

Last year, 2,200 patients from Nunavut visited the children’s hospital.

A first of its kind health clinic for Inuit peoples’ has opened at CHEO.

Last year, 2,200 patients from Nunavut visited the children’s hospital some 2,000 kilometres away from home.

The Aakuluk clinic will serve as a hub for children and youth from Nunavut who have complex medical needs.

Patients will be greeted by Inuit ‘patient navigators’, as well as art and images from the North. The patients will also have better access to translation services.

Read More: https://www.ottawamatters.com/local-news/new-clinic-at-cheo-focused-on-the-needs-of-inuit-children-1856432

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