The Labrador-Grenfell Regional Health Authority (Labrador-Grenfell Health) was formed on April 1, 2005, with the merger of Grenfell Regional Health Services and Health Labrador Corporation.
Labrador-Grenfell Health is one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s four regional health authorities which covers Labrador and all communities north of Bartlett’s Harbour on the Northern Peninsula. Labrador-Grenfell Health provides quality health and community services to approximately 37,000 people (Statistics Canada, Census 2016 data) inclusive of three indigenous groups: Innu First Nation, Inuit, and Southern Inuit.
Labrador-Grenfell Health employs approximately 1500 staff and operates 22 facilities, including three hospitals, three community health centres, 14 community clinics and two long-term care facilities. Its headquarters is based in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
It delivers both primary and secondary health services to the residents of the region, including:
- acute care, diagnostic and clinical support services
- community health and wellness
- dental services
- health protection services
- long-term care
- mental health and addictions services
- residential services
- therapeutic intervention, family rehabilitation and other rehabilitation services
In the Indigenous communities, Labrador-Grenfell Health is joined by the Nunatsiavut Department of Health and Social Development, two Innu Band Councils, NunatuKavut (formerly the Labrador Métis Nation), Health Canada and private practitioners in delivering community health programs that meet the health needs of residents in the region.