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Temporary Closure of Emergency Services at Dr. Y. K. Jeon Kittiwake Health Centre

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Posted: May 26, 2024

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Health Services is experiencing a temporary closure of emergency services at the Dr. Y.K. Jeon Kittiwake Health Centre in New-Wes Valley due to human resources challenges. Virtual ER will be unavailable until Sunday, May 26 at 11:00 p.m. 

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.  

811 HealthLine is available 24/7 to provide:  

  • medical advice (including virtual nurse practitioner appointments which can usually be accommodated within three days);  
  • health information; and   
  • support in a mental health crisis.   

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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 New-Wes Valley area. 


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