The Nunatsiavut Government is continuing to work with Labrador-Grenfell Regional
Health Authority (LGH) in an effort to alleviate the impacts of reduced service
delivery at the Labrador Health Centre (LHC) in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
LGH announced this week that, because of staff shortages, temporary service delivery
changes announced prior to Christmas, and scheduled to end January 13, will remain
in place until at least January 23.
As a result, all obstetrical services will continue to be diverted from the LHC to the
Labrador West Health Centre in Labrador City. Expectant mothers will be contacted
to discuss birth plans options.
All coastal medevac patients will continue to be diverted to a LGH facility, other
than the LHC.
With respect to transitioning to home and community care, early discharge will
continue to be arranged for patients who do not require acute services at the LHC.
The health authority is working with patients and their families to coordinate home
and community placements that best meet their care needs.
There are no changes to emergency services at the LHC.