Association of Yukon Communities urges better aftercare for patients who travel for medical care

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The Association of Yukon Communities is urging the Yukon Government to review and change current patient discharge policies to accommodate rural Yukoners who are medevaced to the Whitehorse General Hospital.

The association’s president Ted Laking said what is in place now creates more stress during a stressful time.

“It’s been an issue of concern for a number of communities,” Laking told CBC News. “Where they’ve had instances where community members being medevaced to Whitehorse and then sort of just cut loose with no plan to get them to their community.”

Laking shared a few examples of stories he has heard.

“We’ve seen scenarios where someone has had to hitchhike back to their community,” he said.

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