Executive Council
Health and Community Services
June 12, 2018

New Ambulatory Care Space to Enhance Patient Care at Carbonear General Hospital

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced an investment of $5 million to create a new ambulatory care space at the Carbonear General Hospital, as well as the opening of 28 long-term care beds at the Pte. Josiah Squibb Memorial Pavilion. The total project cost includes $3.2 million from Budget 2018.

Consolidating ambulatory services at one redeveloped location will allow for more efficiency in service delivery. The new site on the third floor of the hospital will provide improved waiting space for out-patients, and help improve privacy and confidentiality for patients visiting the hospital.

Design of the new space is underway, with construction work scheduled to begin early this summer.

The opening of the 28 long-term care beds at Pte. Josiah Squibb Memorial Pavilion brings the total number of beds to 228. Opened in fall 2016, the Pte. Josiah Squibb Memorial Pavilion includes space for bariatric care, recreation therapy, complex care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and spiritual care.

There are also services for dementia patients, including a modern protective care unit, wander guard unit and a dementia garden.

This initiative delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.


“Our government is taking action to deliver improved health care access to residents. This commitment is further reflected in today’s announcement in Carbonear that will improve ambulatory care services, as well as greater access to long-term care. We’re advancing initiatives that deliver on the priorities of residents and the commitments that we made to them – better services and better outcomes.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“We heard from residents and staff that improved ambulatory care space was a priority, and would help improve health care service delivery by allowing staff to work more efficiently, and creating a more comfortable environment for patients. We are pleased to see this project get underway.”
Honourable John Haggie
Minister of Health and Community Services

“The redevelopment of the ambulatory care unit at the Carbonear General Hospital will result in reduced wait times and improved service for patients, and provide a more functional and efficient space for the dedicated health professionals who work at the facility. This is welcome news for residents of the Trinity/Conception Bay region who will receive a wide range of medical care in one convenient location.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Transportation and Works and MHA for Carbonear - Trinity - Bay de Verde

“We are pleased to be moving forward with facility improvements at Carbonear General Hospital for outpatient acute care. Consolidating our ambulatory care services into one area enhances navigation for patients and offers a more streamlined approach for both patients and staff - resulting in an overall enhanced quality of care.”
Ken Baird
Vice President of Clinical Supports, Eastern Health

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