Temporary Closure of Pediatric/Obstetrical Services at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville

August 3, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that pediatric/obstetrical services at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville will be temporarily closed due to current human resource challenges. The temporary closure will take place from:

  • Wednesday, August 3 at 4:00 p.m. to Thursday, August 4 at 6:00 p.m

Patients in the area who require emergency pediatric or obstetrical services during this time are advised to proceed to the emergency department at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital where they will be assessed and, if necessary, transferred to another hospital.

Patients who are in closer proximity to another facility, such as Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre, Carbonear General Hospital, or the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s, should proceed there for assessment.

Individuals with questions related to their pregnancy may 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 who 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 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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Last updated: 2022-08-03