Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U. S. Memorial Health Centre in St. Lawrence

July 21, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that the emergency services at the U. S. Memorial Health Centre in St. Lawrence will be temporarily closed due to current human resource challenges. The temporary closure will take place from:

  • Friday, July 22 at 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 23 at 8:00 a.m. to Sunday, July 24 at 8:00 p.m.

Patients with a medical emergency who require an ambulance should call 911 and those who feel they have a serious or urgent medical problem should proceed to the nearest open emergency department at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre, or the Dr. S. Beckley Clinic in Grand Bank.

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 apologizes for this disruption in service. We remain focused on the safe delivery of care for the people of the Burin Peninsula and recruitment efforts are ongoing.

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Last updated: 2022-07-21