Central Health in Newfoundland has evacuated approximately 140 vulnerable people from Grand Falls-Windsor long-term care homes to other areas of the province due to a wildfire in the area.
At this time patients and residents will be moved to a healthcare facility within either the Eastern Health or Western Health region.
Emergency Services remain open at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor at this time, however, anyone requiring admission will be transferred to another facility based on the care need.
Should a patient require transport, Central Health will reach out to their listed “Person to Notify” contact that the transfer is taking place and where they are being relocated to.
Special air quality statement in effect for:
Bay of Exploits
Clarenville and vicinity
Gander and vicinity
Grand Falls-Windsor and vicinity