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Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Dr. Y.K. Jeon Kittiwake Health Centre

June 1, 2023: Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services is currently experiencing a temporary staffing shortage at Dr. Y.K. Jeon Kittiwake Health Centre (DYKJKHC) in New-Wes-Valley. See below for times when the ER will be open to regular services, and when it will be temporarily closed.



Friday, June 2

TEMPORARY CLOSURE starting at 8:00 a.m.

OPEN starting at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4


Monday, June 5

TEMPORARY CLOSURE starting at 8:00 a.m.

Tuesday, June 6

Wednesday, June 7

Thursday, June 8


During the period of temporary closure, residents requiring emergency services are advised to call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room at James Paton Memorial Regional Health Centre in Gander.

Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services continues its efforts to recruit both physicians and health-care providers. We thank the public for their understanding as we continue to focus on providing safe and quality care for the residents of the central region.

For more information on Health Hubs, please visit our website.

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.

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 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., including weekends. Please note that, depending on appointment availability, it could take up to 3 days to see the 811 NP.


As of April 1, 2023, all regional health authorities and the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information are transitioning to Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services.



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