Temporary Protocols to Call for an Ambulance on Bell Island During Planned Telephone Disruption

February 27, 2023 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises residents of Bell Island of updated protocols to call for an ambulance during a planned telephone disruption while the service provider completes work. The service provider has advised that work is currently planned to take place tomorrow, Tuesday, February 28, 2023, beginning at 7:00 a.m. and lasting for several hours.

During this planned telephone disruption, residents of Bell Island with a medical emergency who require an ambulance are advised of the following protocols:

  • Cell Phone: If you have a cell phone, please continue to call 911 for an ambulance.
  • Landline: If you have a landline, please call the Dr. Walter Templeman Health Care Centre at 709-488-2761 for an ambulance.

The Dr. Walter Templeman Health Care Centre will also experience a loss of internet during this time.

Eastern Health will provide an update when the service provider advises that the work is complete and telephone service has resumed. Eastern Health thanks the public for their cooperation during this time.


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Last updated: 2023-02-27