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Connecting you with the care you deserve

Your health – and the health of your loved ones – is everything. We are committed to building and maintaining a health care system that works for everyone, every day.

We are reimagining health care in our province. In 2022, Health Accord NL laid out the path for change.

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We are taking steps every day to improve the health of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. Track our progress as we introduce new initiatives and make announcements that impact you

Health care action
that puts you first.

Recruitment and retention

Health care professionals are the key to providing world-class care. We are dedicated to meeting staffing needs by offering meaningful, competitive incentives and practice supports to recruit and retain top talent across the health care sector.

79 permanent physicians* recruited and started since April 2023**
*Permanent physicians does not include medical residents
**Last updated January 2024
There were 27 permanent physicians recruited between
September 2022 and March 2023.

1,226 physicians practicing in Newfoundland and Labrador*
*Updated annually, last updated September 2023

451 new nurses hired since April 2023*
*Last updated December 2023
There were 545 new nurses hired between April 2022 and March 2023.

6,771 nurses registered to practice in Newfoundland and Labrador*
*Updated annually, last updated June 2023

Learn how we’re meeting the demand with recruitment action that works.

Family Care Team connections

Across the province, Family Care Teams are offering collaborative, interdisciplinary care that works. Our teams connect Newfoundlanders and Labradorians with access to primary care and a team of professionals who can support their individual health care needs.

51,814

residents connected to
Family Care Teams
*
*Last updated December 2023

Discover how Family Care Teams keep you healthy.

Patient Connect NL

We know that access to a primary care provider is crucial to good health and peace of mind. Patient Connect NL allows Newfoundlanders and Labradorians without a primary care provider to register, so Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services will connect them with a provider when one becomes available in their area.

76,410

total registrations
for Patient Connect NL
*
*Last updated December 2023

50,877

people waiting to be assigned
to a primary care provider
*
*Last updated December 2023

Looking for a primary care provider? Register for Patient Connect NL today.

Patients will be seen on a first come, first served basis so it is not possible to estimate wait times. You will be contacted by Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services when a primary care provider becomes available in your area.

News and Announcements

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New Ambulatory Care Hub to be Established on Northeast Avalon

January 2024

The Provincial Government is increasing access to health care services with a new ambulatory care hub on the Northeast Avalon. The new hub will also help decrease visits at acute care facilities, such as the Health Sciences Centre, and serve as an important element in the Provincial Government’s plan to reimagine health care.

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Update on Initiatives Improving Access to Health Care in Newfoundland and Labrador

January 2024

The Provincial Government is providing updates on innovative solutions that are increasing access to health care in Newfoundland and Labrador and resulting in patients receiving health care sooner than anticipated.

The front of two ambulances outside Paramedicine Station #1

Provincial Government Issuing Request for Proposals for Integrated Ambulance Service

December 2023

The Provincial Government has reached the next phase to establish an integrated ambulance service with a request for proposals (RFP) seeking a proponent to design, manage, and operate a single, integrated road and air ambulance service in the province. An integrated ambulance service was a key recommendation of Health Accord NL and will further modernize the province’s health care system.

Exterior of the new Adult Mental Health and Addictions Centre with construction fencing around it.

Update on Construction of Adult Mental Health and Addictions Centre

December 2023

Work continues on time and on budget for the new 102-bed adult mental health and addictions centre at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s. The construction of the new facility is expected to be completed in late 2024, with patients being welcomed to the centre in spring 2025.

A drawing of the exterior of the proposed Stephenville Health Centre, a long tan and white building with tall windows and a wide road and grassy field in front of it.

Construction to Start on New Stephenville Health Centre

December 2023

A new integrated community health care centre will be constructed in Stephenville, which will help increase access to health care in the Stephenville/Bay St. George region. Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services (NL Health Services) has awarded a contract valued at approximately $2 million per year to GDR Enterprises Limited to lease space for 20 years at a new 41,140 square-feet facility, to be constructed at the corner of Connecticut Drive and Minnesota Avenue, near the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital.

Provincial Government Increasing Access to Health Care Through Virtual Care Contract

November 2023

As part of the Provincial Government’s continued efforts to re-imagine health care delivery in Newfoundland and Labrador, Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services (NL Health Services) will launch a new virtual care solution this fall that will increase access to health care for rural areas and residents who do not have a primary care provider.

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Improving Access to Early Learning and Child Care for Health Professionals

November 2023

The Honourable Dr. Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, announced a new initiative to improve access to early learning and child care throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Three sites are under development and will be operational in St. John’s, Bonavista, and Corner Brook. These sites will create approximately 160 child care spaces and will be developed over the next six months. All sites will be operated by YMCA, and will consider hours of operation to ensure the child care services meet the needs of health professionals.

Aerial view of the new Western Memorial Regional Hospital and parking lots

Construction of New Western Memorial Regional Hospital Complete

November 2023

Construction has been completed on time and on budget for the new Western Memorial Regional Hospital, representing another successful public private partnership (P3) project in Newfoundland and Labrador.