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Eastern Health Regional Health Authority

Region(s): Avalon

Category(s): Health

Website: http://www.easternhealth.ca

Phone: (709) 777-6300

Publicly funded Health and Community Services are delivered across Newfoundland and Labrador by four regional health authorities. The services include acute care hospital services, long term care services and community based services.
Acute (i.e. short term) care services are provided in hospitals and health centres across Newfoundland and Labrador.  The services provided by each facility will vary according to their location. The services range from general surgery, internal medicine and obstetrics to specialized services such as cardiology and neurology.
Long Term Care Services are delivered in both long term care facilities and in some hospital/health centres with combined long term and acute care services across Newfoundland and Labrador. All facilities provide 24 hour nursing care plus varying degrees of medical, rehabilitative, social work, pastoral care, dietetic, pharmaceutical, palliative care, respite and recreation programs. Some facilities maintain specialized programs and units for groups with special needs (i.e. Alzheimer disease).
Community based services include health promotion, community correction, health protection, child care services, mental health and addictions services, intervention services, community support program, residential services, community health nursing services, satellite renal dialysis services, medical clinics and community clinics. These services are offered primarily by social workers, nurses and other allied health professionals in community offices located throughout the region.
St. John’s: (709) 777-6300
Rural Avalon: (709) 759-3354

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