Virtual ER to support Physician Shortage at Green Bay Health Centre

November 15, 2021


Central Health is experiencing a temporary physician shortage on November 15, 2021 at the Green Bay Health Centre (GBHC) in Springdale. If residents require emergency services on Monday, November 15 from 8:00pm to 8:00am on Tuesday, November 16, they are advised to call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room where they will be seen. During this time, individuals presenting to GBHC may be assessed through a virtual emergency room service. There will be a Physician available to support patient care on-site, as determined through the initial virtual ER assessment.


With the support of our current Physician Lead, and the collaborative health team, the following services will continue to be offered at the facility:

  • Emergency

  • Acute Care (inpatient)

  • Medical Clinic (doctor’s office)

  • Lab

  • Medical Imaging

  • Continuing Care (Community Nursing)

  • Physiotherapy

  • Dietitian

  • Diabetes/ Well Women’s Clinic

Central Health continues in its recruitment efforts to ensure the provision of safe and sustainable care across the region.

The Regional Health Authority continues to be proactive in its search to find physician support for GBHC. Central Health continues its efforts in recruitment for this area for both physicians and non-physician healthcare workers. Central Health has been engaging physicians directly about potential opportunities and is working with an international recruitment firm to assist in its search for physicians.

Central Health apologizes for any inconvenience and thanks you for your patience.


-30-


Gayle St. Croix

Director of Communications and Government Relations

Gayle.StCroix@centralhealth.nl.ca



86 views