Emergency help dispatched for Attawapiskat
The province has committed up to $2 million dollars to fund emergency help to the community of Attawapiskat to deal with the on-going suicide crisis in the remote Ontario First Nation.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and Tracy MacCharles, Ontario’s Minister of Children and Youth Services released a joint statement, saying an Emergency Medical Assistance Team was being dispatched to the community and will work with the Band Council and local health authority to provide assistance.
Worders will provice 24/7 mental health support, evening and night nursing clinical support, four psychological health workers, and five nurses.
The province will work with Attawapiskat to asses other supports and investments that can help address the crisis.
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