Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Dr. A.A. Wilkinson Memorial Health Centre

February 13, 2023 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that emergency services at Dr. A.A. Wilkinson Memorial Health Centre in Old Perlican is temporarily closed due to human resource challenges. The temporary closure will take place from:

Monday, February 13, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.

While emergency services are closed, primary health care (i.e. family practice clinic appointments) are proceeding. To make an appointment for the family practice clinic, outpatient laboratory services and ambulatory treatment services, individuals may call 709-587-2200.

Patients requiring emergency services during the closures should call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency department 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 or if you are experiencing a mental health crisis, 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.

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: 2023-02-14