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Update to Emergency Services in Bonavista

Service Closures & UpdatesPublic Service AnnouncementsEastern-Rural
Posted: October 27, 2023

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Health Services advises the public of service updates at the Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre.

Emergency services:

 Saturday, October 28

  • VIRTUAL ER starting at 8:00 a.m.

 Sunday, October 29

  • OPEN beginning at 8:00 a.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 or click here.

When a Virtual ER is operating, residents can proceed to the ER at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre as usual where they will be assessed and transferred to another hospital, if necessary. The emergency department will be staffed by a nurse practitioner and a respiratory therapist, supported by a physician who will be available virtually. Patients are reminded that the ER has moved to a new, permanent location within the building which can be accessed via a new entrance at the rear of the hospital. Patients may park in the new parking area behind the hospital and signage is in place to direct patients.

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 in the eastern zones, 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 Bonavista area.


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