Central Health is advising the public that services will continue to increase in Alert Level 2. Inpatient, outpatient and community-based services will continue to gradually increase capacity based on the following considerations:
Virtual care opportunities
Physical distancing requirements
Personal protective equipment (PPE) availability
Occupancy rates of facilities
Screening and testing measures.
Prioritization of patients will continue, and patients will be contacted to have their appointments rescheduled.
Some procedures will require a COVID-19 test to be completed and the results received prior to the procedure. These patients will be contacted up to 72 hours in advance to book their testing appointment. All patients admitted to hospital will require a COVID-19 test.
Please note entrances at facilities across the region may be modified during this time. At all facilities, members of the public will continue to be screened for COVID-19 through a series of questions and those who enter will be provided a mask. While in our facilities, we ask you wear a mask and adhere to strict physical distancing measures. We also ask that you do not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to your appointment time to assist with physical distancing measures.
Central Health would like to thank patients for their understanding as we increase services. Individuals with questions or concerns regarding a change in their health are advised to contact their health care provider, call the Healthline at 811, or proceed to the nearest emergency room if emergency services are required. Individuals with questions or concerns may also contact our Client Relations office at 1-888-799-2272.
For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health and Community Services website at: https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/. For updates pertaining to Central Health’s services, please visit Central Health’s website, Facebook page and Twitter feed.
Gayle St. Croix
Director of Communications (interim)
cell: (709) 572 1165