Some surgeries and appointments to be cancelled at Janeway because of increased ER visits

Eastern Health is cancelling some routine surgeries and appointments at the Janeway Children’s Hospital starting Monday. Patients will be contacted directly if their surgery/appointment is impacted and will be rescheduled for a later date.

The cancellations are a result in more visits to the emergency department and admissions due to respiratory illnesses. Eastern Health staff and physicians continue to meet demand, by mobilizing additional human resources, waiting areas and treatment spaces, to help support the emergency department and in-patient units. 

Where possible, Eastern Health is asking individuals to consider making an appointment with their primary health-care provider/family doctor for non-urgent concerns before going to the emergency department. If you areunsure whether a loved one should go to the emergency department, call the NL Health Line at 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours, seven days a week. Patients with a medical emergency who require an ambulance should continue to call 911.

Eastern Health reminds the public of the importance of keeping up to date with influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations; staying at home when sick; and other preventative health measures such as handwashing and masking.

Eastern Health appreciates the public’s understanding and patience.

Pedestrian suffers reported minor injuries after being struck on busy downtown road

A pedestrian was taken to hospital Thursday evening after being struck on a busy downtown road.

Shortly before 7:30 p.m. emergency crews were called to the west end of Water Street following a motor-vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. The individual was struck by an eastbound vehicle, and suffered what were described as minor injuries.

The incident is the latest in a recent string of such collisions in the metro area. A day earlier a pedestrian was struck on Queen’s Road, leaving them with serious, but non life-threatening injuries.

Union calling for action after six Respiratory Therapists resign from Eastern Health

More than 10% of Respiratory Therapists have quit their positions with eastern health since September. As NTV’s Beth Penney reports, the union representing these health care workers says they’re at their breaking point. 

Premier touts Liberal government’s accomplishments at annual fundraising dinner

The Liberal Party held a $500-dollar-a-plate fundraising dinner in St. John’s last night. NTV’s Legislative Reporter Ben Cleary was at the event, and has the latest on what happened at the fundraiser. 

Town of Paradise’s 2023 budget sees increased residential taxes

The Town of Paradise has released Budget 2023, which includes increases to the residential mil rate, as well as the residential and commercial water and sewer rates.. 

New study launched on World Aids Day will see free testing for HIV, hepatitis C and syphilis at local pharmacies

December 1st is World Aids Day, and today, a new research study has been launched, where people are able to access free, quick and confidential testing for HIV, Hepatitis C, and Syphilis at eleven different pharmacies throughout the province.

 Dr. Debbie Kelly is a professor with the School of Pharmacy at MUN, and the principal investigator of the new study. She says it’s important for people to know their status. 

Qalipu Band reaches tentative agreement on military and RCMP members

The federal government has reached a tentative agreement with the Qalipu first nation that could clear the way for members of the military and the RCMP to be accepted into the Mi’kmaq Band. NTV’s Don Bradshaw reports.

Clutch hit leads Canada to win at World Softball Championship

Some late-innings heroics by a player from this province helped Canada beat the United States Wednesday night at the World Softball Championship in Auckland New Zealand. NTV’s Mark Dwyer has the latest.

Soccer fans take in Team Canada’s final game at World Cup in Qatar

Team Canada played its final game at the World Cup in Qatar today. Diehard soccer fans were back at the Trinity Pub this morning to take in the action. NTV’s Marykate O’Neill was there.

New poll released by Narrative Research shows satisfaction with Furey’s government has improved

A new poll released by Narrative Research shows satisfaction with Premier Furey’s government has improved. 

The survey drew from a sample of more than 500 residents in November, and found that satisfaction with the overall performance of the Liberal Government has improved compared to 3 months ago.

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