Working in a Nordic hospital is different than in a big hospital. There are a lot less specialists and less equipment, but the essentials can be found there. The hospital is the center for all the clinics attached to it. All patients needing secondary health care will be transferred so they can be seen by a doctor and to obtain tests and supplemental health care. Patients arriving from the other communities are stabilised and, if needed, evacuated towards the service centers in urban regions.
On the department, also called medicine or care unit, many diversified cases can be found:
- Active medicine
- Minor surgery
- Long term health care
- Respite/emergency accomodations
In addition to the department, you have access to other units :
Some specialists do sporadic visits. Patients from the communities then come to the hospital for their appointment with the specialist.
- Emergency room/outpatient clinic
- Hemodialysis (Chisasibi)