June 22, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that the emergency services at the Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre will be temporarily closed due to current human resource challenges. The temporary closure will take place on:
- Thursday, June 23 at 8:00 a.m. to Friday, June 24 at 8:00 a.m.
Outpatient services, including laboratory services, X-ray services, dialysis treatments and some ambulatory treatment services, except chemotherapy, continue to be available at the Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre. Chemotherapy services will be provided at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville. There is no change in location for patients with scheduled appointments at family practice clinics during this time.
Patients requiring emergency services should call 911 or proceed to the nearest open emergency department at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville if they feel they have a serious or urgent medical problem.
If you are unsure whether you or a loved one should go to the emergency department, please call the NL Health Line at 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours, seven days a week. The HealthLine also has a nurse practitioner (NP) virtual care service that can prevent unnecessary emergency room visits for non-emergent issues. Appointments with NPs over the phone or by video are available everyday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., including weekends. Please note that, depending on appointment availability, it could take up to three days to see the 811 NP.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the NL Health Line at 811.
Eastern Health remains focused on the safe delivery of care for the people of the Bonavista area and apologizes for this disruption in service. We continue to focus on providing safe and quality care and recruitment efforts are ongoing.
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