November 10, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that due to unanticipated human resource challenges at U.S. Memorial Health Centre in St. Lawrence, the previous schedule for emergency services is no longer in effect. The updated temporary schedule is as follows:
|Date||Hours of Operation|
|Sunday, November 13||CLOSED: starting at 8:00 a.m.|
|Monday, November 14||OPEN: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, November 15||OPEN: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday, November 16||CLOSED|
|Thursday, November 17||CLOSED|
|Friday, November 18||OPEN: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, November 19||OPEN: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Sunday, November 20||OPEN: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
Some patients with primary care appointments will be contacted to have their appointments rescheduled.
Family practice clinics and outpatient laboratory services, such as blood collection and X-ray, are available by appointment at the U.S. Memorial Health Centre. Patients may book an appointment for these services by calling 709-873-2330.
Patients requiring emergency services during the closures should call 911 or proceed to the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre or the Dr. S. Beckley Clinic in Grand Bank 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 every day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., including weekends. Please note that appointments to see the 811 NP can usually be accommodated within three days.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the NL Health Line at 811.
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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