Temporary closure of Emergency Services and Virtual ER at A.M. Guy Memorial Health Centre

Updated: Jun 20

UPDATED: JUNE 20, 2022


June 19, 2022


Central Health is currently experiencing a temporary human resource challenge at A. M. Guy Memorial Health Centre in Buchans. This shortage will be supported by a temporary closure of Emergency (ER) Services.


TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF ER SERVICES at AMGHC:

The closure of emergency services will take place on:

  • Monday, June 20 at 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Residents requiring emergency services during this this time are advised to call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room at Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre (CNRHC) in Grand Falls-Windsor where they will be seen.


VIRTUAL ER at AMGHC

On-site emergency services will be supported through Virtual ER assessment on the following date and times:

  • Monday, June 20 from 4:00 pm to Wednesday, June 22 at 8:00 am

During this time, residents can come to the ER at AMGHC as usual. For more on Virtual ERs please click here.


Central Health continues its efforts in recruitment for this area for both physicians and non-physician healthcare workers. We apologize for this interruption of service and thank the public for their understanding and patience as we continue to focus on providing safe and quality care for the residents of the central region.


Health Hub

Central Health's Health Hub is available to ALL residents of Central Newfoundland who have non-emergent medical issues, who do not have a family physician or whose family physician is not available. Health Hub clinics are open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 8:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. To reach the Health Hub, please call the Gander Medical Clinic at 709-381-0112 or 709-381-0338 or the Killick Clinic in Grand Falls-Windsor at 709-292-8404.


For more on Health Hubs click here.


811 HealthLine

Residents are also reminded of the 811 HealthLine which they can avail of anytime. 811 Healthline is a confidential and free telephone line staffed by experienced Registered Nurses. 811 is available to all residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, of any age. Call 811 at any time, day or night, to speak to a Registered Nurse. They are always there for you.

The HealthLine has a nurse practitioner (NP) virtual care service. A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse with additional education and experience who can diagnose and treat illnesses, prescribe medications, if required, to treat a variety of common health care conditions at every stage of life. This service can prevent unnecessary emergency room visits for non-emergent issues. Appointments with NPs over the phone or by video are available everyday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, including weekends. PLEASE NOTE THAT, DEPENDING ON APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY, IT COULD TAKE UP TO 3 DAYS TO SEE THE 811 NP.




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