Temporary Interruption of Obstetrical/Surgical Services at Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre

July 21, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that obstetrical/surgical services at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre are currently limited until Friday, July 22 at 4:00 p.m., due to the temporary unavailability of anesthesiology services.

Patients in the area who require emergency obstetrical or surgical services during this time period are advised to proceed to the emergency department at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre where they will be assessed and transferred to another hospital, if necessary.

Patients who are in closer proximity to another hospital, such as Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville or the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s, should proceed there for assessment.

Eastern Health advises patients with questions or concerns to consult with their family doctor or nurse practitioner. Individuals with questions related to their pregnancy may also speak to a registered nurse 24 hours, seven days a week by calling the Health Line at 811.

Eastern Health will provide an update on obstetrical/surgical services tomorrow, Friday, July 22, 2022.

Eastern Health apologizes for this disruption in service and thanks the public for their understanding while the health authority focuses on providing safe and quality care.

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Last updated: 2022-07-21