$2.3 Million Invested in Health Care on the Great Northern Peninsula

The Provioncial Government will invest more than $2.3 million, people on the Great Northern Peninsula for upgrades at several health care facilities in the area. The announcement was made in St. Anthony by the John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services and the Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation and MHA for St. Barbe – L’Anse aux Meadows.

Approximately $1.9 million will be invested in the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony for repairs and renovations. This includes upgrading the electrical system, the development of a new primary health care and family practice area and a roof replacement for the “old hospital” section of the facility. The hospital will also receive $286,000 for new medical equipment, such as blood collection lab equipment and patient lifts. Approximately $50,000 will also be provided to carry out upgrades to a number of Labrador Grenfell Health staff accommodations in the Roddickton-Bide Arm area.

Labrador-Grenfell Health provides services to approximately 37,000 people, covering the communities north of Bartlett’s Harbour on the Northern Peninsula and all of Labrador. The health authority employs approximately 1,500 staff and operates twenty-two facilities.