News Releases

Creative Solutions Continue to Promote Access to Health Care in Newfoundland and Labrador

January 31, 2023 – St. John’s, NL: As the Provincial Government continues its efforts to find creative solutions to improve access to health care in Newfoundland and Labrador, a recently implemented pilot project is making a difference for cardiac patients.

The innovative approach allows patients from other regions of the province, who are in need of cardiac catheterization procedures only offered in the St. John’s region, to access them via a same-day fly-in/fly-out service. Spearheaded by the Eastern Regional Health Authority, patients are assessed based on clinical acuity, and those determined suitable for travel are flown into St. John’s for the procedure and returned to a health care facility in their region the same day. LEARN MORE “Creative Solutions Continue to Promote Access to Health Care in Newfoundland and Labrador”



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Dr. Walter Templeman Health Care Centre

January 30, 2023 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that emergency services at the Dr. Walter Templeman Health Care Centre on Bell Island will be temporarily closed due to current human resource challenges. The temporary closure will take place on:

Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. to Thursday, February 2, 2023, at 8:00 a.m.

Patients with a medical emergency who require an ambulance should call 911 for transportation to a city hospital. Those who feel they have a serious or urgent medical problem should proceed to an Emergency Department in St. John’s. LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Dr. Walter Templeman Health Care Centre”



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre

January 30, 2023 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that emergency services at the Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre will be temporarily closed due to current human resource challenges. The temporary closure will take place from:

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. to Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.

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. LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre”



Public Service Announcements

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

January 27, 2023 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that 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, January 30, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, February 6, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.

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

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



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre 

January 27, 2023 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that emergency services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre in St. Lawrence will be temporarily closed due to current human resource challenges. The temporary closure will take place from:

Monday, January 30, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, February 13, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.

While emergency services are closed, primary health care (i.e. family practice clinic appointments) will still be available. To make an appointment for the family practice clinic (including evening virtual appointments), outpatient laboratory services and ambulatory treatment services, individuals may call 709-873-2330. Additional appointments have been added at the family practice clinic for the coming week to meet the increased demand.

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. LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre “



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Changes to Emergency Services at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre

January 26, 2023 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public of a temporary change in emergency services at the Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre effective:

Thursday, January 26 at 8:00 a.m. to Friday, January 27 at 8:00 a.m. 

Monday, January 30 at 8:00 a.m. to Tuesday, January 31 at 8:00 a.m.

During these times, 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. LEARN MORE “Temporary Changes to Emergency Services at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre”



News Releases

First Surgeries Performed in St. Anthony Under Travelling Orthopaedic Program

January 25, 2023 – St. John’s, NL: The travelling orthopaedic team from Eastern Health has completed its first joint replacement surgery at the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony. Announced last fall as a measure to address wait times for hip and knee joint replacement surgeries in Newfoundland and Labrador, the initiative has the potential to accommodate approximately 140 surgeries at this site annually.

LEARN MORE “First Surgeries Performed in St. Anthony Under Travelling Orthopaedic Program”



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Dr. Walter Templeman Health Care Centre

January 21, 2023 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that the emergency services at the Dr. Walter Templeman Health Care Centre on Bell Island will be temporarily closed due to current human resource challenges. The temporary closures will take place on:

Sunday, January 22, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, January 23, 2023, at 8:00 a.m.
Friday, January 27, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, January 30, 2023, at 8:00 a.m.

Patients with a medical emergency who require an ambulance should call 911 for transportation to a city hospital. Those who feel they have a serious or urgent medical problem should proceed to an Emergency Department in St. John’s. LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Dr. Walter Templeman Health Care Centre”



Public Service Announcements

Eastern Health Services Impacted Due to Adverse Weather

January 21, 2023 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public of the following service changes for today, Saturday, January 21, 2023, due to adverse weather this weekend:

• The community walk-in clinic, located at 50 Mundy Pond Rd, St. John’s, will be closed.

• The collaborative team clinic centre, located at 7 Pippy Place, St. John’s, will be closed.

• The COVID-19 vaccination clinic for children aged six months to 11 years old at Mount Pearl Square will be closed. Clients will be contacted to reschedule their appointments. In addition, clients may rebook online at www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/vaccine/gettheshot/.

• In addition, the planned closure of both the external and internal entrances to the emergency department at the Health Sciences Centre on Sunday, January 22, 2023 has been postponed. This closure will now be in effect as of Sunday, January 28, 2023. LEARN MORE “Eastern Health Services Impacted Due to Adverse Weather”



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre 

January 20, 2023 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that emergency services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre in St. Lawrence will be temporarily closed due to current human resource challenges. The temporary closure will take place from:

Monday, January 23, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, January 30, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.

While emergency services are closed, primary health care (i.e. family practice clinic appointments) will still be available. To make an appointment for the family practice clinic (including evening virtual appointments), outpatient laboratory services and ambulatory treatment services, individuals may call 709-873-2330. Additional appointments have been added at the family practice clinic for the coming week to meet the increased demand.

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. LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre “



Public Service Announcements

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

January 20, 2023 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that 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, January 23, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, January 30, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.

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

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



Public Service Announcements

Eastern Health Enacts Plan During Paramedic Job Action

January 20, 2023 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health is advising the public that it has enacted plans to ensure continued emergency ambulance services to residents across the region during job action with a private operator.

Eastern Health reminds the public in the case of an emergency to call 911 as opposed to local ambulance operator numbers. NL 911 is ready to redirect calls to the next closest available ambulance provider. LEARN MORE “Eastern Health Enacts Plan During Paramedic Job Action”



Public Service Announcements

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

January 13, 2023 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that 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, January 16, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, January 23, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.

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

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



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre 

January 13, 2023 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that emergency services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre in St. Lawrence will be temporarily closed due to current human resource challenges. The temporary closure will take place from:

Monday, January 16, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, January 23, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.

While emergency services are closed, primary health care (i.e. family practice clinic appointments) will still be available. To make an appointment for the family practice clinic (including evening virtual appointments), outpatient laboratory services and ambulatory treatment services, individuals may call 709-873-2330. Additional appointments have been added at the family practice clinic for the coming week to meet the increased demand.

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. LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre “



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Changes to Entrances at Health Sciences Centre Emergency Department

January 13, 2023 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public of upcoming temporary changes to external and internal entrances at the emergency department of the Health Sciences Centre. These measures are necessary to facilitate construction work for the recently announced emergency department expansion project. LEARN MORE “Temporary Changes to Entrances at Health Sciences Centre Emergency Department”



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Changes to Emergency Services at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre

January 12, 2023 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public of temporary changes to emergency services at the Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre due to current human resource challenges. The temporary changes are as follows:

Date Service Availability/Hours
Friday, January 13 ER CLOSED starting at 8:00 a.m.
Saturday, January 14 ER CLOSED
Sunday, January 15 ER OPEN starting at 8:00 a.m.
Monday, January 16 NP/Virtual ER starting at 8:00 a.m.
Tuesday, January 17 ER OPEN starting at 8:00 a.m.

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.

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

The emergency department will be staffed by a nurse practitioner and 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. LEARN MORE “Temporary Changes to Emergency Services at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre”



Public Service Announcements

Eastern Health Services During Adverse Weather

January 10, 2023– St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public of the following service changes due to adverse weather today (January 10, 2023):

  • Breastfeeding support groups are cancelled for today at the following locations:
    • Placentia Public Library (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
    • CBS Arena (2:00 – 3:00 p.m.)
    • Thomas Line Community Centre (2:00 – 3:30 p.m.)
      These groups will resume as scheduled next week. Please reach out to your Public Health nurse directly, if needed.
  • Mass vaccination clinic at Mount Pearl Square will close at 12:00 p.m.
    Extra appointments have been made available online over the coming days to accommodate those whose appointments are impacted today. Clients may rebook online at:

  • Doorways (St. John’s) Counseling Services will be offered by phone or video only today. Please call 709-752-4903 to arrange your phone or video session. Appointments are available between 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • The community walk-in clinic, located at 50 Mundy Pond Rd, St. John’s, is closed today.

LEARN MORE “Eastern Health Services During Adverse Weather”



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre 

January 6, 2023 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that emergency services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre in St. Lawrence will be temporarily closed due to current human resource challenges. The temporary closure will take place from:

Monday, January 9, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, January 16, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.

While emergency services are closed, primary health care (i.e. family practice clinic appointments) will still be available. To make an appointment for the family practice clinic (including evening virtual appointments), outpatient laboratory services and ambulatory treatment services, individuals may call 709-873-2330. Additional appointments have been added at the family practice clinic for the coming week to meet the increased demand.

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. LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre “



Public Service Announcements

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

January 6, 2023 – 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, January 9, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, January 16, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.

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

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



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Interruption to Obstetrical Services and Urgent Surgical Services at Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre

January 6, 2023 – St. John’s, NL:  Eastern Health advises the public that obstetrical and urgent surgical services at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre will be limited from Friday, January 6, at 4:00 p.m. to Monday, January 9, 2023, at 8:00 a.m., due to the temporary unavailability of anesthesiology services.

Patients in the area who require obstetrical or urgent surgical services during this time period are advised to proceed to the emergency department at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre where they will be assessed and transferred to another hospital, if necessary. LEARN MORE “Temporary Interruption to Obstetrical Services and Urgent Surgical Services at Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre”



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Dr. Walter Templeman Health Care Centre

January 2, 2023– St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that the emergency services at the Dr. Walter Templeman Health Care Centre on Bell Island will be temporarily closed due to current human resource challenges. The temporary closures will take place on:

Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. to Thursday, January 5, 2023, at 8:00 a.m.

Patients with a medical emergency who require an ambulance should call 911 for transportation to a city hospital. Those who feel they have a serious or urgent medical problem should proceed to an Emergency Department in St. John’s. LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Dr. Walter Templeman Health Care Centre”



Public Service Announcements

Visitor Restrictions in Place at U.S. Memorial Health Centre

December 27, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that visitation is temporarily restricted at U.S. Memorial Health Centre in St. Lawrence due to cases of COVID-19 among residents.

Palliative care and end-of-life visitation should be discussed with the health-care team. Immediate family members may contact their assigned unit or the site at 709-873-4226 for further information. LEARN MORE “Visitor Restrictions in Place at U.S. Memorial Health Centre”



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre 

December 22, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that emergency services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre in St. Lawrence will be temporarily closed due to current human resource challenges. The temporary closure will take place from: 

Monday, December 26, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, January 9, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.  LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre ”



Public Service Announcements

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

December 22, 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, December 26, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, January 9, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.  LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Dr. William H. Newhook Community Health Centre in Whitbourne”



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Redirection of Walk-in Services at Waterford Hospital Psychiatric Assessment Unit to St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital

December 22, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that emergency walk-in services normally available at the Psychiatric Assessment Unit (PAU) at the Waterford Hospital will be temporarily redirected to the emergency department at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital from Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. to Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 9:00 a.m.

As there will be no walk-in service available at the PAU during this time, patients are advised to present to St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital where initial assessments will be available. Following initial assessment, patients may still be transferred to the PAU for psychiatric consultation, as needed. LEARN MORE “Temporary Redirection of Walk-in Services at Waterford Hospital Psychiatric Assessment Unit to St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital”



Public Service Announcements

Holiday Hours for Some Eastern Health Clinics and Services

December 22, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that regular hours for some services and walk-in clinics may change due to statutory holidays between Saturday, December 24, 2022, and Tuesday, January 2, 2023.

Community Walk-In Clinic (50 Mundy Pond Road, St. John’s)
• Saturday, December 24, 2022: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
• Sunday, December 25 and Monday, December 26, 2022: Closed
• Tuesday, December 27 to Friday, December 30, 2022: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
• Saturday, December 31, 2022: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
• Sunday, January 1, 2023: Closed
• Monday, January 2, 2023: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Dr. G. B. Cross Walk-in Clinic (Clarenville)
• Saturday, December 24 and Sunday, December 25, 2022: Closed
• Saturday, December 31, 2022 and Sunday, January 1, 2023: Closed

Doorways Walk-in Clinic (80 Charter Avenue, St. John’s)
• Monday, December 26 and Tuesday, December 27, 2022: Closed
• Thursday, December 29, 2022: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Monday, January 2, 2023: Closed

Breastfeeding Support Groups
• The holiday schedule can be found on the Eastern Health website: https://hi.easternhealth.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2022/12/Holiday-BFSG-Schedule-2022.23.pdf. LEARN MORE “Holiday Hours for Some Eastern Health Clinics and Services”



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Changes to Emergency Services at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre

December 19, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public of temporary changes to emergency services at the Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre due to current human resource challenges. The temporary changes are as follows:

Date Service Availability/Hours
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 NP/Virtual ER starting 8:00 a.m.

 

Thursday, December 22, 2022 NP/Virtual ER

 

Friday, December 23, 2022 NP/Virtual ER until 8:00 p.m.

 

ER CLOSED starting 8:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, December 24- Wednesday, December 28, 2022 ER CLOSED

 

Thursday, December 29, 2022 ER CLOSED until 8:00 a.m.

 

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

 

Friday, December 30, 2022 NP/Virtual ER

 

Saturday, December 31, 2022 NP/Virtual ER until 8:00 a.m.

 

ER CLOSED starting 8:00 a.m.

 

Sunday, January 1, 2023 ER CLOSED

 

Monday, January 2, 2023 OPEN starting 8:00 a.m.

 

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 full 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. LEARN MORE “Temporary Changes to Emergency Services at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre”



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Dr. Walter Templeman Health Care Centre

December 19, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that the emergency services at the Dr. Walter Templeman Health Care Centre on Bell Island will be temporarily closed due to current human resource challenges. The temporary closures will take place on:

Saturday, December 24, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. to Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at 8:00 a.m.

Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. to Thursday, December 29, 2022, at 8:00 a.m.

Saturday, December 31, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, January 2, 2023, at 8:00 a.m.

Patients with a medical emergency who require an ambulance should call 911 for transportation to a city hospital. Those who feel they have a serious or urgent medical problem should proceed to an Emergency Department in St. John’s. LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Dr. Walter Templeman Health Care Centre”



Public Service Announcements

Closure of COVID-19 PCR Drive-Through Testing Clinics

December 19, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that COVID-19 public testing clinics will no longer be set up throughout the province. This includes clinics located across the region in Burin, Clarenville, Harbour Grace and St. John’s. Rapid antigen tests (RATs) are now available to the public and are recommended for use. LEARN MORE “Closure of COVID-19 PCR Drive-Through Testing Clinics”



Public Service Announcements

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

December 16, 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, December 19 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, December 26 at 8:00 a.m.

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

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



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre 

December 16, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that emergency services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre in St. Lawrence will be temporarily closed due to current human resource challenges. The temporary closure will take place from:

Monday, December 19, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, December 26, at 8:00 a.m.

While emergency services are closed, primary health care (i.e. family practice clinic appointments) will still be available. To make an appointment for the family practice clinic (including evening virtual appointments), outpatient laboratory services and ambulatory treatment services, individuals may call 709-873-2330. Additional appointments have been added at the family practice clinic for the coming week to meet the increased demand.

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. LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre “



News Releases

Eastern Health Completes First Outpatient Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries  

December 16, 2022 – St. John’s, NL:  Eastern Health announced that it has started to complete hip and knee replacement surgery on an outpatient basis this week. This new, innovative approach to managing surgical waitlists for hip and knee joint replacement surgeries helps to reduce wait times and improve access to care for patients who are clinically eligible for this surgical approach. LEARN MORE “Eastern Health Completes First Outpatient Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries  “



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre

December 16, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that the emergency services at the Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre will be temporarily closed due to current human resource challenges. The temporary closure will take place on:

Saturday, December 17, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, December 19, at 8:00 a.m.

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. LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre”



Public Service Announcements

Change in Hours of Operation Today at Community Walk-In Clinic at Mundy Pond

December 12, 2022 – St. John’s, NL:  Eastern Health advises the public that the Community Walk-In Clinic, located at 50 Mundy Pond Rd, St. John’s, will be closing today at 4:00 p.m., as opposed to 7:30 p.m. The clinic will re-open tomorrow, Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. LEARN MORE “Change in Hours of Operation Today at Community Walk-In Clinic at Mundy Pond”



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Changes to Services at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre 

December 9, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public of a temporary change in services at the Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre effective:

Monday, December 12 at 8:00 a.m. to Tuesday, December 13 at 8:00 a.m. 

During this time, 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. LEARN MORE “Temporary Changes to Services at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre “



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre 

 December 9, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that emergency services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre in St. Lawrence will be temporarily closed due to current human resource challenges. The temporary closure will take place from:

Monday, December 12, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, December 19, at 8:00 a.m.

While emergency services are closed, primary health care (i.e. family practice clinic appointments) will still be available. To make an appointment for the family practice clinic (including evening virtual appointments), outpatient laboratory services and ambulatory treatment services, individuals may call 709-873-2330. Additional appointments have been added at the family practice clinic for the coming week to meet the increased demand. LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre “



Public Service Announcements

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

December 9, 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, December 12 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, December 19 at 8:00 a.m.

Family practice clinics, outpatient laboratory services and ambulatory treatment services continue to be available, by appointment, at the Dr. William H. Newhook Community Health Centre in Whitbourne. 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. LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Dr. William H. Newhook Community Health Centre in Whitbourne”



Public Service Announcements

Eastern Health Provides Update on Privacy Breach

December 8, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health is providing an update on the privacy breach as a result of the October 2021 cyber-attack that impacted health-care information technology (IT) systems across the province.

In November 2021, Eastern Health first notified the public of a breach of some personal information and personal health information. As the investigation continued and subsequent updates were provided, Eastern Health advised in March 2022 that further patient health and employee information was taken by an unauthorized party.

At that time, the public was informed that this breach included a network drive containing over 200,000 files and that a review was being undertaken to determine the number of files containing personal health or personal information. The review of the network drive is now complete and indicates that approximately 20,000 of these files require notification for approximately 31,500 affected individuals. The majority of those impacted are patients, while approximately 280 are staff or former staff members. LEARN MORE “Eastern Health Provides Update on Privacy Breach”



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Changes to Public Parking at Health Sciences Centre

December 7, 2022 – St. John’s, NL:  Eastern Health advises the public of temporary changes to public parking at the Health Sciences Complex due to the construction for the recently announced emergency expansion project.  These changes will be effective as of Monday, December 12, 2022.

Public parking, previously available in the lower half of the large lot in front of the Health Sciences Centre (located on the left of the entrance on Clinch Crescent), will now be available across the street to the left of the helipad. The public can access this parking lot using the entrance to the right of the helipad on Clinch Crescent. LEARN MORE “Temporary Changes to Public Parking at Health Sciences Centre”



Public Service Announcements

Community Walk-In Clinic in St. John’s Dedicates Some Appointments for Pediatric Illness

December 6, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that it is dedicating a number of appointments at the community walk-in clinic at 50 Mundy Pond Rd, St. John’s, specifically for children in response to the increase in pediatric respiratory illness.

Any children who are assessed at the walk-in clinic as having symptoms of respiratory illness will be treated on a priority basis. Eastern Health will monitor community need daily and every effort will be made to accommodate patients who present to the clinic, although appointment numbers will be limited based on the number of available providers. LEARN MORE “Community Walk-In Clinic in St. John’s Dedicates Some Appointments for Pediatric Illness”



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Changes to Services at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre

December 5, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public of a temporary change in services at the Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre effective:

Monday, December 5 at 8:00 a.m. to Wednesday, December 7 at 8:00 a.m.

During this time, 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. LEARN MORE “Temporary Changes to Services at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre”



Public Service Announcements

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

December 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, December 5 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, December 12 at 8:00 a.m.

Family practice clinics, outpatient laboratory services and ambulatory treatment services continue to be available, by appointment, at the Dr. William H. Newhook Community Health Centre in Whitbourne. 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. LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Dr. William H. Newhook Community Health Centre in Whitbourne”



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre

December 2, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that emergency services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre in St. Lawrence will be temporarily closed due to current human resource challenges. The temporary closure will take place from:

Monday, December 5, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, December 12, at 8:00 a.m.

The closure of emergency services will allow staff and physicians to focus on primary health care (i.e. family practice clinic appointments). Additional appointments have been added at the family practice clinic for the coming week to meet the increased demand. To make an appointment for the family practice clinic (including evening virtual appointments), outpatient laboratory services and ambulatory treatment services, individuals may call 709-873-2330. LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre”



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Changes to Services at the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre

December 2, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public of temporary changes to services for the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre, effective Monday, December 5, 2022. At this time, some routine surgeries and appointments are being cancelled. Patients will be contacted directly if their surgery/appointment is impacted and will be rescheduled for a later date.

These changes are due to an increase in pediatric presentations to the emergency department and admissions due to respiratory illnesses. Eastern Health staff and physicians continue to meet demand, by mobilizing additional human resources, waiting areas and treatment spaces, to help support the emergency department and in-patient units. LEARN MORE “Temporary Changes to Services at the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre”



Public Service Announcements

Eastern Health’s Paramedicine and Medical Transport Team’s Annual Pack the Back Toy, Food and Clothes Drive Continues this Weekend 

December 2, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health’s Paramedicine and Medical Transport team is asking the public to help pack the backs of ambulances with toys, food, and clothing to help families in need this Holiday Season. Gifts will be donated to the Salvation Army for distribution to families throughout the region.

The 12th annual Pack the Back drive for toys, food, and clothing drive continues this Saturday, December 3, 2022. Donations will be collected at the following Walmart store locations:

Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Kelsey Drive, St. John’s
  • Columbus Drive, Carbonear

For those who can donate to help families in need this Holiday Season, we thank you for your generosity.

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Public Service Announcements

Changes to Traffic Flow at Health Sciences Complex

December 1, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public of permanent changes to facilitate the flow of traffic in front of the Health Sciences Centre main and emergency department entrances, the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Centre entrance and the Molecular Imaging Facility entrance. These measures are necessary to facilitate construction work for the recently announced emergency expansion project and help assist with patient and visitor drop off. These changes will be in effect on Saturday, December 3, 2022. LEARN MORE “Changes to Traffic Flow at Health Sciences Complex”



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Changes to Services at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre 

November 30, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public of a temporary change in services at the Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre effective:

Thursday, December 1 at 8:00 a.m. to Saturday, December 3 at 8:00 a.m. 

During this time, 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. LEARN MORE “Temporary Changes to Services at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre “



Public Service Announcements

Waterford Hospital Outpatient Blood Collection Appointments Cancelled Today

November 29, 2022 – St. John’s, NL:  Eastern Health advises that non-urgent outpatient blood collection appointments at the Waterford Hospital only, are cancelled today (November 29, 2022) due to current human resource challenges. Patients whose appointments are cancelled are asked to re-book through the online appointment booking system.

Patients requiring urgent, INR or treatment-dependent blood work, should proceed to St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital blood collection.

Eastern Health apologizes for any inconvenience this service cancellation may cause.

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Public Service Announcements

Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre 

November 25, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that emergency services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre in St. Lawrence will be temporarily closed due to current human resource challenges. The temporary closure will take place from:

Monday, November 28, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, December 5, at 8:00 a.m.

While emergency services are closed, primary health care (i.e. family practice clinic appointments) will still be available. To make an appointment for the family practice clinic (including evening virtual appointments), outpatient laboratory services and ambulatory treatment services, individuals may call 709-873-2330. Additional appointments have been added at the family practice clinic for the coming week to meet the increased demand. LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre “



Public Service Announcements

Eastern Health’s Paramedicine and Medical Transport Team’s Annual Pack the Back Toy, Food and Clothes Drive this Weekend

November 25, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health’s Paramedicine and Medical Transport team is asking the public to help pack the backs of ambulances with toys, food, and clothing to help families in need this Holiday Season. Gifts will be donated to the Salvation Army for distribution to families throughout the region.

The 12th annual Pack the Back toys, food, and clothing drive begins this Saturday, November 26, 2022, with a second drive on Saturday, December 3, 2022. Donations will be collected at the following Walmart store locations: LEARN MORE “Eastern Health’s Paramedicine and Medical Transport Team’s Annual Pack the Back Toy, Food and Clothes Drive this Weekend”



Public Service Announcements

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

November 25, 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, November 28 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, December 5 at 8:00 a.m.

Family practice clinics, outpatient laboratory services and ambulatory treatment services continue to be available, by appointment, at the Dr. William H. Newhook Community Health Centre in Whitbourne. 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. LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Dr. William H. Newhook Community Health Centre in Whitbourne”



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Changes to Services at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre 

November 23, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public of a temporary change in services at the Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre effective:

Thursday, November 24 at 8:00 a.m. to Thursday, November 24 at 1:00 p.m. 

During this time, 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. LEARN MORE “Temporary Changes to Services at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre “



News Releases

Eastern Health and Quality of Care NL Highlight the Importance of Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance

November 21, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health and Quality of Care NL join organizations around the world this week to increase awareness and action to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as part of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, November 18 to 24, 2022.

“Eastern Health is committed to increasing understanding of the risks associated with antimicrobial and antibiotic resistance in health care, and an important part of that is raising awareness about appropriate antibiotic use,” said Debbie Walsh, vice president for clinical services at Eastern Health. “Unnecessary use and misuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobials, such as antivirals and antifungals, is increasing the serious problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Canada and around the world.”

Antibiotics and other antimicrobials have saved millions of lives since their discovery; but are gradually becoming less effective as bacteria and other microbes develop drug resistance. To help address AMR, since 2014, Eastern Health has led an Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee tasked with advocacy, education, and fostering responsible drug utilization. LEARN MORE “Eastern Health and Quality of Care NL Highlight the Importance of Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance”



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre

November 18, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that emergency services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre in St. Lawrence will be temporarily closed due to current human resource challenges. The temporary closure will take place from:

Monday, November 21, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, November 28, at 8:00 a.m.

Although emergency services will be closed, primary health care (i.e. family practice clinic appointments) will still be available. To make an appointment for the family practice clinic (including evening virtual appointments), outpatient laboratory services and ambulatory treatment services, individuals may call 709-873-2330. Family practice clinic hours may expand to meet any increase in demand. LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre”



Public Service Announcements

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

November 16, 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, November 21 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, November 28 at 8:00 a.m.

Family practice clinics, outpatient laboratory services and ambulatory treatment services continue to be available, by appointment, at the Dr. William H. Newhook Community Health Centre in Whitbourne. LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Dr. William H. Newhook Community Health Centre in Whitbourne”



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Schedule for Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre

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.  LEARN MORE “Temporary Schedule for Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre”



Public Service Announcements

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

November 10, 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, November 14 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, November 21 at 8:00 a.m.

Family practice clinics, outpatient laboratory services and ambulatory treatment services continue to be available, by appointment, at the Dr. William H. Newhook Community Health Centre in Whitbourne. LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Dr. William H. Newhook Community Health Centre in Whitbourne”



News Releases

Initiatives Aim to Increase Capacity for Orthopaedic Surgery in Newfoundland and Labrador

November 9, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Today, the Honourable Dr. Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, announced two new initiatives to increase orthopaedic surgery capacity in Carbonear and St. Anthony. This builds on ongoing measures to help improve access to health care and reduce wait times for hip and knee joint replacement surgeries in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Work is now underway to utilize operating room capacity at Carbonear General Hospital for inpatient joint replacement surgeries. Traditionally, orthopaedic services at this site were limited to same day surgeries only. To accommodate the addition of joint replacement surgeries, four beds will be opened to admit patients following their surgery. It is anticipated that approximately 160 joint replacement surgeries could be performed at this location annually. Recruitment and training of the required staff will begin in the near future, and the timeline to get surgeries up and running will depend on these factors. LEARN MORE “Initiatives Aim to Increase Capacity for Orthopaedic Surgery in Newfoundland and Labrador”



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Schedule for Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre

November 4, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that U.S. Memorial Health Centre in St. Lawrence has implemented a four-week temporary schedule for emergency services. This schedule allows U.S. Memorial Health Centre to maximize available human resources in order to continue to offer both emergency services and appointment-based physician clinics.

Effective November 7 to December 4, 2022:

Emergency services will be CLOSED on Tuesday and Thursday starting at 8:00 a.m. for 24 hours (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. the following day);

Emergency services will remain OPEN on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 8:00 a.m. for 24 hours (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. the following day).

During emergency service closures, appointments for primary health-care visits will continue. 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. LEARN MORE “Temporary Schedule for Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre”



Public Service Announcements

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

November 4, 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, November 7 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, November 14 at 8:00 a.m.

Family practice clinics, outpatient laboratory services and ambulatory treatment services continue to be available, by appointment, at the Dr. William H. Newhook Community Health Centre in Whitbourne. LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Dr. William H. Newhook Community Health Centre in Whitbourne”



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre

November 1, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that emergency services at the U.S. Memorial Health Centre in St. Lawrence will be temporarily closed due to current human resource challenges. The temporary closure will take place from:

Wednesday, November 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 3, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Patients requiring emergency services 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. LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre”



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Changes to Services at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre

November 1, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public of a temporary change in services at the Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre effective:

Wednesday, November 2 at 8:00 a.m. to Thursday, November 3 at 8:00 a.m. 

During this time, 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. LEARN MORE “Temporary Changes to Services at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre”



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre

October 28, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that emergency services at the U.S. Memorial Health Centre in St. Lawrence will be temporarily closed due to current human resource challenges. The temporary closure will take place from:

Monday, October 31 at 8:00 a.m. to Tuesday, November 1 at 8:00 a.m.

Patients requiring emergency services 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. LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre”



Public Service Announcements

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

October 28, 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, October 31 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, November 7 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. LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Dr. William H. Newhook Community Health Centre in Whitbourne”



News Releases

New Advanced Radiation System Improves Care for Cancer Patients

October 28, 2022 – St. John’s, NL:  Eastern Health is pleased to announce that the Provincial Cancer Care Program has a new radiation treatment suite that features a TrueBeam Radiation Therapy System. This leading-edge radiation treatment unit builds upon the treatment technology already in place at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre to provide further customized care to patients with cancers. The TrueBeam System is safe, reliable and delivers radiation treatments quickly and with high precision. LEARN MORE “New Advanced Radiation System Improves Care for Cancer Patients”



News Releases

Eastern Health Hosting Living Lab Health Innovation Summit

October 26, 2022 – St. John’s, NL:  Eastern Health is hosting its annual living lab health innovation summit on October 26 and 27, 2022 at the new Health Innovation and Acceleration Centre, a space for Eastern Health and its innovation partners. This year’s theme is ‘Driving Value and Innovative Solutions through Collaborative Community Care.’ Over the course of two days, keynote speakers, presenters and panel discussions will explore and report on innovative ways to deliver primary health-care services, and various sessions will highlight achievements with innovation activities taking place in Newfoundland and Labrador. LEARN MORE “Eastern Health Hosting Living Lab Health Innovation Summit”



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre

October 25, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that emergency services at the U.S. Memorial Health Centre in St. Lawrence will be temporarily closed due to current human resource challenges. The temporary closure will take place from:

Wednesday, October 26 at 8:00 a.m. to Thursday, October 27 at 8:00 a.m.

Saturday, October 29 at 8:00 a.m. to Sunday, October 30 at 8:00 a.m.

Patients requiring emergency services 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. LEARN MORE “Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre”


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Last updated: 2022-10-25