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Western Health operates twenty community-based offices, twenty-two medical clinics, and nine health facilities within the region. The twenty-two medical clinics, which are dispersed throughout the region, provide primary health care services to residents in their respective catchment areas. These services are provided by physicians and nurse practitioners in a cooperative/ consultative manner under established provincial protocols. Physicians may be required to enter into affiliation agreements with nurse practitioners in their area of service, or in adjacent areas.

Six, of the nine, health care facilities offer a variety of medical and diagnostic services including acute care and in-patient beds. These facilities receive and care for patients in their direct catchment areas. Four centres provide primary in-patient and outpatient medical care and diagnostic services:

  • 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 newly constructed forty-four bed acute care facility which 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.