YHC eyes contracting out testing (St. Paul's Hospital)

The Yukon Hospital Corp. (YHC) is considering a contract with St. Paul’s Hospital that could see the majority of the territory’s microbiology testing outsourced from Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH) to the Vancouver facility.

In a joint press release with the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) North, the Yukon Employees’ Union announced Thursday that it had learned, by accident, that Whitehorse General is planning to phase out and eventually close its microbiology lab, contracting out testing to St. Paul’s.

This is not the case, according to Cam Heke, a YHC spokesperson.

Taylor Blewett reports

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