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Union fears staff cutbacks following Nunavik hospital deficit – Nunatsiaq News

“We are really worried for the future of health and social services in Nunavik”

The union that represents workers at the Tulattavik hospital in Kuujjuaq says it’s concerned that cutbacks planned for the health centre will produce damaging impacts on staffing and health care service for the Ungava region of Nunavik.

Late last month, the hospital, which serves communities all along the Ungava coast, announced that it is facing an accumulated deficit of $6.8 million for the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2014.

Now the health centre must make major spending cuts to balance its budget.

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