Routine Bloodwork Appointments Cancelled Throughout the Region

Dec 28, 2021

Western Health is advising of a temporary change to outpatient laboratory services (i.e., blood collection) in the Western Health region December 29 to January 5. All appointments for routine bloodwork scheduled at all locations have been cancelled.

This temporary change is being implemented due to increased staffing demands throughout the organization, including for testing.

Urgent laboratory services will go ahead. Appointments will also go ahead for patients scheduled for INR, transplant blood work, or chemotherapy blood work; these patients should go to their appointment at the scheduled time. We kindly ask for patience as there may be increased wait time during this timeframe.

All other appointments are cancelled. Patients will be called to reschedule appointments early in the new year. If you have not received a call to rebook your appointment by January 17, please contact us to reschedule your appointment at:

·         Western Memorial Health Clinic, Deer Lake Medical Clinic, Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital, LeGrow Health Centre, call 1-833-459-0873.

·         For Bonne Bay Health Centre, call (709) 458-2211, ext. 200

·         Calder Health Centre, call (709) 886-3350 ext. 4130

·         Rufus Guinchard Health Centre, call (709) 861-3139 ext. 4210

We ask patients to please refrain from calling to book or reschedule routine appointments between December 29 to 31 inclusive.

Western Health recognizes there is an impact to patients who are awaiting routine bloodwork appointments and is working on a plan to increase access. Western Health apologizes for any inconvenience and thanks the public for their understanding.