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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.

  • Young children sit on a blanket in front of a teacher.

    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.