Temporary closure of Emergency Services at Dr. Y.K. Jeon Kittiwake Health Centre (DYKJKHC)

Updated: Apr 26

April 25, 2022


Central Health is currently experiencing a temporary human resource challenge at Dr. Y.K. Jeon Kittiwake Health Centre (DYKJKHC) in New-Wes-Valley. Residents requiring emergency services during this this time are advised to call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room at James Paton Memorial Regional Health Centre (JPMRHC) in Gander where they will be seen.


The closure of emergency services will take place on:

  • Monday, April 25 at 4:00 pm to Tuesday, April 26 at 8:00 am (16hrs)

  • Tuesday, April 26 at 4:00 pm to Wednesday, April 27 at 8:00 am (16hrs)

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 and Nurse Practitioners weekdays from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm. 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.


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.


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