Update on Visitor Restrictions and Resumption of Outpatient Services at Waterford Hospital

May 30, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health provides the public with the following update following a fire which occurred on one of the inpatient units at the Waterford Hospital on Saturday, May 28, 2022.

  • Outpatients: All scheduled outpatient appointments and services at the Waterford Hospital, including blood collection and X-rays, will resume tomorrow, Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Patients and clients whose appointments were cancelled will be contacted by their health-care team to reschedule their appointment.
  • Inpatients: Inpatients who were temporarily relocated within the facility will return to their regular unit tomorrow, May 31, 2022.
  • Visitation: Temporary visitor restrictions that were put in place on the weekend will be lifted, and regular visitation will resume tomorrow, May 31, 2022.

Eastern Health thanks the staff at the Waterford Hospital, as well as first responders, for their fast and effective response to a fire. Eastern Health also thanks patients and the public for their understanding and cooperation.

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Last updated: 2022-05-30