The Health Services Department officially opened its doors with a brand new state of the art building, the We’koqma’q Theresa Cremo Memorial Health Centre, in 2010 and is actively involved in addressing the diverse health needs of the community.
In May 2014, the We’koqma’q’s Theresa Cremo Memorial Health Centre was accredited with Exemplary Status
from Accreditation Canada.
The department provides an array of services including:
Home & Community Care
The department is also actively involved in the Tui’kn partnership and works collaboratively on larger initiatives such as health information data, mental health, and research projects. In the summer of 2011 the Tuikn partnership signed a “Data Sharing Agreement” in Province House with the Provincial Minister of Health, Dalhousie University/Population Health Unit, and Medavie Blue Cross to enable all Cape Breton bands access to their own health information stored in provincial databases. This data sharing agreement was the first of its kind and has evolved to include the Mi’kmaq bands on the mainland.
We’koqma’q is also very involved in partnerships with the Nova Scotia Health Authority regarding physician allocation and other direct services within the community.