Improvements for South Coast Chartered Air Service

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Labrador-Grenfell Health is pleased to advise the public that the chartered air service is changing to enhance access to medical services for residents of communities on the southeast coast of Labrador.

Labrador Grenfell Health

There are two significant changes for residents who must travel from their communities to regional referral centres to access specialized health care services. First, through a partnership with Air Labrador, the chartered air service will depart from Goose Bay and make scheduled stops at Cartwright, Black Tickle, Charlottetown, Port Hope Simpson, St. Lewis and Mary’s Harbour before reaching St. Anthony Airport. Later during the day, the chartered air service will return to the same communities. Secondly, Labrador-Grenfell Health has implemented a toll-free telephone number so clients can make a reservation to fly to Goose Bay or St. Anthony.

Effectively immediately, the chartered air service is scheduled to operate three days a week – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The toll-free number is 1-844-667-6660. Clients will speak to a Labrador-Grenfell Health staff member to make their flight arrangements.

“Labrador-Grenfell Health is confident that the changes in the south coast chartered air service will enhance access to health care services for clients who live in communities from Cartwright to Mary’s Harbour,” says Tony Wakeham, Chief Executive Officer. “Labrador-Grenfell Health has worked closely with Air Labrador to implement a system which is convenient for residents to make their own flight arrangements when they have a referral to see a physician or specialist at a regional centre.”

“By introducing changes to the chartered air service, we understand there will be questions,” adds Mr. Wakeham. “Information is available by calling the toll-free telephone number, or residents can contact their local health care providers in the community clinics on the southeast coast.”

Organizations: Labrador-Grenfell Health, South Coast, St. Anthony Airport

Geographic location: Goose Bay, Charlottetown, Port Hope Simpson Cartwright

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