Public Service Announcements

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

September 8, 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:

  • Friday, September 9 from 8:00 a.m. to Saturday, September 10 at 8:00 a.m. and
  • Sunday, September 11 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, September 12 at 8:00 a.m. 

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Public Service Announcements

Public Invited to Eastern Health’s Annual General Meeting

September 8, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: The public is invited by Leslie O’Reilly, Chair of the Board of Trustees, and Kenneth Baird, President and CEO (interim), to attend Eastern Health’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2022.

Eastern Health will provide further details about this event in the coming weeks. Members of the public who wish to attend in person or virtually can register at www.easternhealth.ca/.

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Public Service Announcements

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

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

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Public Service Announcements

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

September 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:

  • Friday, September 2 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, September 5 at 8:00 a.m. 

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News Releases

Eastern Health Reviewing Mammogram Results of Multi-Patient Occurrence

August 31, 2022 – St. John’s, NL:  Eastern Health is advising that, as a result of its preliminary review into an issue first identified by Central Health with select mammography results, it has confirmed that some mammograms were being read on viewing workstations that do not meet technical standards for the review of mammography images. The review to date suggests this multi-patient occurrence presents a low risk to patients. LEARN MORE “Eastern Health Reviewing Mammogram Results of Multi-Patient Occurrence”



Media Advisories

Regional Health Authorities Available to Media to Discuss Mammography Multi-Patient Occurrence

August 30, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Kenneth Baird, President and CEO of Eastern Health (Interim), Michelle House, President and CEO of Western Health (Interim), and Heather Brown, President and CEO of Labrador-Grenfell Health, will hold a virtual media availability tomorrow (Wednesday, August 31) at 11:00 a.m. to discuss the mammography multi-patient occurrence. They will be joined by Dr. Angela Pickles, Clinical Chief Medical Imaging, Eastern Health. LEARN MORE “Regional Health Authorities Available to Media to Discuss Mammography Multi-Patient Occurrence”



Public Service Announcements

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

August 30, 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, August 31 at 8:00 a.m. to Friday, September 2 at 8:00 a.m. 

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Public Service Announcements

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

August 26, 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, August 29 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, September 5 at 8:00 a.m.

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Public Service Announcements

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

August 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:

  • Friday, August 26 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, August 29 at 8:00 a.m

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Public Advisories

Eastern Regional Health Authority Undertaking Preliminary Review Within Diagnostic Imaging

August 23, 2022 – St. John’s, NL:  Eastern Health is advising we are conducting a preliminary review given a potential issue identified by Central Health with select mammography results. Eastern Health will provide a public update early next week on whether further analysis is required.

Eastern Health appreciates the importance of completing this work in a timely manner to address any potential concerns of patients, and thanks them for their patience.  At this time, patients do not need to contact their primary care provider or the regional health authority.

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Public Service Announcements

Eastern Health to Begin Providing Monkeypox Vaccine to Eligible Individuals

August 19, 2022 – St. John’s, NL:  Eastern Health is providing the Imvamune vaccine for the Monkeypox virus to eligible individuals starting today. This is based on the epidemiology of the outbreak in Canada, and following the lead of other jurisdictions in the country. Eligible individuals include:

  • Two-spirit people, transgender people, and cisgender males who self-identify as belonging to the gay, bisexual, queer, and men who have sex with men community, and meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • Have had sex with two or more partners in the last 90 days, or are planning to do so;
    • Have received a diagnosis of a sexually transmitted infection in the last six months;
    • Have attended, worked, or volunteered in venues or other locations for sexual contact within the past 90 days or may be planning to do so, whether in or outside of the province.

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Public Service Announcements

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

August 19, 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, August 22 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, August 29 at 8:00 a.m.

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Public Service Announcements

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

August 19, 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, August 22 at 8:00 a.m. to Wednesday, August 24 at 8:00 a.m

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News Releases

Eastern Health Seeks Submissions for Name of  New Adult Mental Health and Addictions Facility  

August 18, 2022St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health is now accepting submissions for the name of the new adult mental health and addictions facility currently under construction at the Health Sciences Complex. The new facility is scheduled to open in 2024.

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Public Service Announcements

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

August 15, 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:

  • Tuesday, August 16 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, August 22 at 8:00 a.m

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Public Service Announcements

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

August 15, 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, August 17 at 8:00 a.m. to Friday, August 19 at 8:00 a.m

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Public Service Announcements

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

August 11, 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:

  • Friday, August 12 at 8:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 16 at 8:00 a.m.

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Important Notices

Update for Community Stakeholders and Partners: Dr. Walter Templeman Health Care Centre

August 5, 2022

Eastern Health continues to focus on providing safe and quality care for the people of Bell Island. In response to current human resources challenges at the Dr. Walter Templeman Health Care Centre, planning is ongoing in support of continuous safe, high-quality care in the event of a staffing shortage. At this time, no services at the Dr. Walter Templeman Health Care Centre are affected and recruitment efforts for physicians and nurses are ongoing. LEARN MORE “Update for Community Stakeholders and Partners: Dr. Walter Templeman Health Care Centre”



Public Service Announcements

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

August 5, 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, August 8 at 8:00 a.m. to Friday, August 12 at 8:00 a.m

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Public Service Announcements

Temporary Closure of Pediatric/Obstetrical Services at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville

August 3, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that pediatric/obstetrical services at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville will be temporarily closed due to current human resource challenges. The temporary closure will take place from:

  • Wednesday, August 3 at 4:00 p.m. to Thursday, August 4 at 6:00 p.m

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Public Service Announcements

Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre

August 2, 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 from:

  • Wednesday, August 3 at 8:00 a.m. to Wednesday, August 3 at 8:00 p.m.

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Public Service Announcements

Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre 

August 1, 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 from:

  • Tuesday, August 2 at 8:00 a.m. to Wednesday, August 3 at 8:00 a.m.

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Public Service Announcements

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Open to Children 6 months to 5 Years of Age

August 1, 2022 – St. John’s, NL:  Eastern Health would like to advise the public that COVID-19 vaccination for children between 6 months to 5 years of age at clinics are now available throughout the region. Children in this age group will receive the Moderna Spikevax vaccine which has been authorized by Health Canada for children ages 6 months to 5 years.

Individuals may book an appointment at a clinic by visiting www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/vaccine/gettheshot/ or by calling 1-833-951-3904 (toll-free). When booking online, please select 6 Months to under 5 Years – PEDIATRIC COVID-19 Immunization Appointment before proceeding to book an appointment. Please note that appointment availability will vary across the region initially; however, appointments will continue to be regularly added to the online booking system and individuals are advised to continue to check availability. As well, this week Eastern Health will be opening a second vaccine clinic in the metro region at Mount Pearl Square, 760 Topsail Road. LEARN MORE “COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Open to Children 6 months to 5 Years of Age”



Public Service Announcements

Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre

July 29, 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 from:

  • Monday, August 1 at 8:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 2 at 8:00 a.m.

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Last updated: 2022-08-09