Located in Flower’s Cove, the Strait of Belle Isle Health Centre provides Primary Health Care to residents of the area with holding beds, clinical exam rooms, a patient waiting area, an emergency room, basic equipment, and stocks a supply of essential medications. Care is provided by Registered Nurses (who have an expanded scope of practice) and two physicians. The facility has trained Laboratory staff who are able to conduct basic blood work on site; all other required diagnostic tests are sent to a central lab for processing. The facility also has trained staff for conducting X-rays. These images are sent as computerized images to be read by an attending radiologist at another facility.
Videoconferencing is used to consult with specialists for emergent care and follow-ups.
Area residents can access a variety of services through this centre including:
- Emergency Services
- Ambulatory Care/Family Medicine
- 24-hour ambulance service and 24-hour nursing personnel for ambulance escort
- Public Health services and clinics (post-natal visiting, newborn care, pre-school and well baby assessments, lifestyle clinics, pre-natal classes, etc.)
- Services include: Mental health and addictions; family, rehabilitation and intervention; diabetes care; and dental
The Great Northern Peninsula (http://www.northernpeninsula.ca/)
Flowers Cove, NL