Overview of the Western Health Region
Establishment of Health Authority
The Western Regional Health Authority assumed responsibility for the delivery and governance of health and community services and programs in the region on April 1, 2005, following the merger of the Western Health Care Corporation and Health and Community Services Western. Western Health’s corporate headquarters is in Corner Brook.
Western Health is a fully integrated health and community services organization which offers community based programs and acute and long term care services. The community based services include: health promotion, health protection, mental health and addictions, community corrections, child, youth, and family, child care, community support programs, intervention, and community health nursing. Primary health care, secondary acute care, adult rehabilitation and long term care services are provided through the Western Health’s many health facilities.
Geography and Population
Western Health is responsible for services to approximately 78,000 residents with half residing in the Corner Brook – Humber Valley area. Western Health’s geographical boundaries are from Port aux Basques in the south, east to Francois, north to Jackson’s Arm and then northwest to Bartlett’s Harbour on the Great Northern Peninsula.
Location of Health Services and Facilities
Western Health operates 20 community-based offices, 22 medical clinics and nine health facilities within the region and employs approximately 3,000 staff.