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Provincial Government to Improve Senior Care with Centres of Excellence in Aging


The province is establishing centres of excellence in aging at regional hospitals, which will lead to improved access to quality health care for seniors.


Minister of Health and Community Services Tom Osborne made the announcement during the latest Health Care Action update.


The centres of excellence in aging will include more than 90 beds as part of the new St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital for Acute Care of the Elderly Units, as well as rehabilitation and restorative care, seniors-friendly services, such as special attention to medication, special assistance from medical staff and mobility aids and, seniors-friendly emergency care at the existing St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, the new Western Memorial Regional Hospital and the new emergency department at the Health Sciences Centre.


Planning is continuing for a centre of excellence in Central Newfoundland and appropriate programming for Labrador.


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