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Obstetrical Services Temporarily Unavailable at Carbonear General Hospital

Service Closures & UpdatesPublic Service AnnouncementsEastern-Rural
Posted: December 5, 2023

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Health Services advises the public that obstetrical services at Carbonear General Hospital will be temporarily unavailable due to human resource challenges from:

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. to Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

Patients seeking obstetrical services are advised to proceed to the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s or Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville.

In case of emergency: Patients with a medical emergency who require an ambulance should call 911. Those who feel they have a serious or urgent medical problem should proceed to their nearest emergency department. If you are unsure if you should go to the emergency department, please call the 811 HealthLine or click here.

Other information:

811 HealthLine is available 24/7 to provide:

–          medical advice (including virtual nurse practitioner appointments);

–          health information; and

–          support in a mental health crisis.

For more information, please visit:  

For the most up-to-date information on temporary service closures throughout the province, please visit:

NL Health Services thanks the public for their understanding as we continue to focus on providing safe and quality care for people of the Carbonear area.


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