Nurse in the Yukon

The Public Health Nurse lives at Whitehorse but has to journey to all parts of the Yukon.

Photographs by Rosemary Gilliat

Posted January 26, 2015

The Public Health Nurse who works for the Territorial Government must be capable and self-reliant. This nurse looks after the health of the white and [Metis] population, while another takes care of the Indigenous population.

She lives at Whitehorse but has to make journeys to all parts of the Yukon, usually travelling by road, alone, sometimes by air, and occasionally taking a patient “outside” for treatment.

This article was originally published in Winter 1955 issue of The Beaver

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