Services Continue to Increase in Alert Level 2
Western Health is advising the public that services will continue to increase in Alert Level 2. Inpatient, outpatient and community-based services will continue to gradually increase capacity based on the following considerations:
- Virtual care opportunities
Physical distancing requirements
Personal protective equipment (PPE) availability
Occupancy rates of facilities
Screening and testing measures.
Prioritization of patients will continue and those whose needs are identified by their health care provider as high priority will be contacted to have their appointments rescheduled.
Some procedures will require a COVID-19 test to be completed and the results received prior to the procedure. These patients will be contacted up to 72 hours in advance to book their testing appointment. All patients admitted to hospital will require a COVID-19 test.
Patients who had received a requisition for blood work before March 16 are able to make an appointment for blood work. Please call to make an appointment at the following locations:
Corner Brook, Deer Lake and surrounding area, 709-634-0679
Bonne Bay Health Centre, 709 458-2211, ext. 200
Calder Health Centre, 709 886-3350 ext. 4130
Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre, 709 695-4564
Rufus Guinchard Health Centre, 709 861-3139 ext. 4210
Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital, 709 643-5111 ext. 7246
Please note entrances at facilities across the region may be modified during this time. At Western Memorial Regional Hospital, there are designated entrances for different groups (see here). At all facilities, members of the public will continue to be screened for COVID-19 through a series of questions and those who enter will be provided a mask. While in our facilities, we ask you wear a mask and adhere to strict physical distancing measures. We also ask that you do not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to your appointment time to assist with physical distancing measures.
Western Health would like to thank patients for their understanding as we increase services. Individuals with questions or concerns regarding a change in their health are advised to contact their health care provider, call the Healthline at 811, or proceed to the nearest emergency room if emergency services are required. Individuals with questions or concerns may also contact our Client Relations office at 1-833-784-6802.
For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health and Community Services website at: https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/. For updates pertaining to Western Health’s services, please visit Western Health’s website, Facebook page and Twitter feed.