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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.

72 permanent physicians* recruited and started since April 2023**
*Permanent physicians does not include medical residents
**Last updated November 2023
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

310 new nurses hired since April 2023*
*Last updated October 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.

50,625

residents rostered to
Family Care Teams
*
*Last updated November 2023

Discover how Family Care Teams keep you healthy.

Patient Connect

We know that access to a primary care provider is crucial to good health and peace of mind. Patient Connect 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.

68,941

total registrations
for Patient Connect
*
*Last updated November 2023

49,158

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

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

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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.

A woman in blue scrubs sits with a senior on a couch.

Provincial Government to Improve Senior Care with Centres of Excellence in Aging

November 2023

The Provincial Government is establishing centres of excellence in aging at regional hospitals, which will lead to improved access to quality health care for seniors in Newfoundland and Labrador.

A health care worker in blue scrubs supports a senior using a walker.

Contract Awarded for Comprehensive Review of Long-Term Care and Personal Care Home Programs

November 2023

A comprehensive third-party review to identify improvements to long-term care homes and personal care homes in Newfoundland and Labrador has been awarded, and is now underway. The review will include analysis of leading and best practices that support resident-centered care.

A woman sits on a bed in a doctor's office opposite a doctor in a white coat with a stethoscope around her neck.

Provincial Government Awards Contract for Fertility Services Review

November 2023

A review that will provide government with recommendations on ways to enhance fertility services, including access to in vitro fertilization (IVF) services, is now underway. A contract valued at $122,435 has been awarded to Thinkwell Research Inc.

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Provincial Government Remains Committed to Alleviating Emergency Room Pressures

November 2023

The Provincial Government continues to take steps to reimagine health care and ease demands on emergency departments in Newfoundland and Labrador. A Request for Proposals (RFP) will be issued this month for two urgent care centres that will service the northeast Avalon region.