Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Dr. William H. Newhook Community Health Centre in Whitbourne

September 2, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that the emergency services at the Dr. William H. Newhook Community Health Centre in Whitbourne will be temporarily closed due to current human resource challenges. The temporary closure will take place from:

• Monday, September 5 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, September 12 at 8:00 a.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 in Carbonear, Placentia or St. John’s.

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.

Family practice clinics, outpatient laboratory services and ambulatory treatment services such as chemotherapy continue to be available, by appointment, at the Dr. William H. Newhook Community Health Centre in Whitbourne.

For the most up-to-date information on temporary service closures in the region, please visit the Eastern Health website at: https://www.easternhealth.ca/prc/service-closures-and-updates/.

Eastern Health thanks the public and employees for their cooperation and apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Last updated: 2022-09-02