Allied Health Professionals with Western Health are employed by a fully integrated health and community services organization that offers community-based programs and acute and long term care services. The community-based services include: health promotion, health protection, mental health and addiction services, community corrections, child, youth, and famiy services, child care services, community support programs, intervention services and community health nursing services. Our primary health care, secondary acute care, adult rehabilitation and long term care services are coordinated within our facilities.
Western Health operates20 community-based offices,22 medical clinics, and 9 health facilities within the region. The 22 medical clinics, which are dispersed throughout the region, provide primary health care services to residents in their respective catchment areas. Also 6 of our 9 health care facilities offer a variety of medical and diagnostic services including acute care and in-patient beds. Our 4 centres that provide primary in-patient and outpatient medical care and diagnostic services include:
- Charles L. Legrow Health Centre, Port aux Basques
- Calder Health Centre, Burgeo
- Bonne Bay Health Centre, Norris Point, and
- Rufus Ginchard Health Centre Port Saunders
These centres have in-patient long-term care and palliative care beds. Minimal obstetrical and surgical services are also provided at the Charles L. Legrow Health Centre.
The Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital located in Stephenville is a 44-bed acute care facility that serves a population of approximately 24,000 residing in Stephenville and the surrounding Bay St. George area. The facility provides a full scope of primary health care inpatient and clinical services as well as general internal medicine, surgical (including general surgery, obstetrics/gynaecology and ophthalmology), psychiatric, and anaesthesiology services.
The Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook is the referral centre for the region. In addition to its 182 acute care beds, the facility offers specialized services in a wide variety of disciplines.