Temporary Changes to Emergency Services at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre 

March 10, 2023 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public of temporary changes to emergency services at the Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre due to human resource challenges. The temporary changes are as follows:

Date Service Availability/Hours
Monday, March 13, 2023 CLOSED until 8:00 a.m.

OPEN starting at 8:00 a.m.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 OPEN until 8:00 a.m.

NP/Virtual ER starting at 8:00 a.m.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 NP/Virtual ER until 8:00 a.m.

OPEN starting at 8:00 a.m.

Thursday, March 16, 2023 OPEN
Friday, March 17, 2023 OPEN until 8:00 a.m.

CLOSED starting at 8:00 a.m.

Saturday, March 18, 2023 CLOSED
Sunday, March 19, 2023 CLOSED

During Virtual Emergency Rooms (ERs staffed by a nurse practitioner):

During a NP/virtual ER, the emergency department will be staffed by a nurse practitioner, supported by a physician who will be available virtually. Patients are advised to proceed to the emergency department at the Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre where they will be assessed and transferred to another hospital, if necessary.

During Temporary Closures:

Patients with a medical emergency who require an ambulance should call 911. Those who feel they have a serious or urgent medical problem should proceed to the nearest open emergency department at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville.If you are unsure whether you or a loved one should go to the Emergency Department or you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the NL HealthLine 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.

Changes in service may also impact admissions to hospital. Eastern Health thanks the public for their understanding as we continue to remain focused on the safe delivery of care for the people of the Bonavista area.

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/.


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Last updated: 2023-03-10