A new state-of-the-art health care centre has officially opened in Labrador City, N.L. The 9,500-square-foot facility, known as the Labrador West Health Centre, provides patients with access to emergency, outpatient, surgical, obstetrical, pediatric, respite, palliative care, physiotherapy, oncology/chemotherapy, and mental health and addictions services.
The project, which represents a provincial investment of $90-million, replaces the Captain William Jackman Memorial Hospital, operational since 1965.
“This new facility is modernizing how patient-centred care is delivered in Labrador West and it will serve as the cornerstone of health services in this region for many generations,” says Steve Kent, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Community Services for Newfoundland and Labrador. “The Labrador West Health Centre will ensure that residents have access to emergency, specialized and community health services close to home and family. This builds on the Provincial Government’s commitment to enhance and upgrade facilities across the province.”
The facility features 28 beds, including 14 acute care and 14 long-term care beds, two main operating rooms, a core laboratory, two X-ray machines, a CT scanner, ultrasound and bone density machines, dialysis services and various special function rooms.