July 26, 2022
Central Health is currently experiencing a temporary human resource challenge at Connaigre Peninsula Health Centre in Harbour Breton. As a result, there will be a temporary closure of Emergency (ER) Services .
TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF ER SERVICES at CPHC
A temporary closure of emergency services will take place on:
· Wednesday, July 27 at 8:00 am to Thursday, July 28 at 8:00 am
Virtual ER Virtual ER services will be offered at the Connaigre Peninsula Health Centre in Harbour Breton until Wednesday, July 27 at 8:00am. Central Health would ask that only those requiring emergency services present at this time. Air ambulance services will be available to those in need of medical transport.
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. Patients should expect an increase in wait times for both in person and virtual appointments at Health Hub Sites.
For more on Health Hubs click here.
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.