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Change to Access Emergency Ambulance Services for Individuals who Call Western Memorial Regional Hospital

Public Service AnnouncementsWestern
Posted: May 17, 2024

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Health Services advises the public that, effective May 22, 2024, individuals who call the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook for an ambulance in a medical emergency will be directed to hang up and call 911.

As of May 22, 2024, emergency ambulance services will be arranged through the Provincial Medical Communications Centre instead of locally at Western Memorial Regional Hospital.

Individuals who have previously called the hospital are directed to instead call 911 for an ambulance in a medical emergency.

Calling 911 in a medical emergency will connect you to a highly trained Medical Communications Officer who can assist and guide you on what to do until the ambulance arrives. 911 is an easy number to remember in emergency situations and is the fastest way to get help in any emergency.

NL Health Services will continue to work with communities to promote the use of 911 for emergencies and to move away from using local phone numbers to access emergency ambulance services.

NL Health Services reminds the public that 911 is available province-wide in Newfoundland and Labrador. Individuals across the province can call 911 for any emergency and be connected to the appropriate emergency response agencies (police, fire, ambulance) anywhere in the province.


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