About NHCN Health Centre of Excellence
Historically, there have been a number of challenges with the health care infrastructure in Norway House. It is currently home to the oldest federally-owned and operated hospital in the country.
Currently, the infrastructure is serving the health and wellness needs of the community, but we have now reached a point where the health programs and services have far outgrown the infrastructure. Patients often have to be transported to places like Winnipeg and Thompson to access the necessary services.
Previous planning studies undertaken by NHCN Health Division have also guided the panning process for this new Health Centre of Excellence and include the following:
- Norway House Cree Nation Integrated Health Centre: Conceptual Space Program (February 2005)
- Norway House Health Integration Initiative: Master Service Plan (September 2005)
- Norway House Hospital and Primary Health Centre: Functional Program (May 2007)