The health care system of Channel-Port aux Basques consists of services between a patient and a health professional, including physicians, nurse practitioners, public health officials, social workers, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists. Ensuring that individuals have access to services in a timely manner is one of the most important goals of the primary health care system in the province. The Town of Channel-Port aux Basques provides residents with tremendous access to health resources.
The main source of healthcare is given to individuals at the Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre, which serves approximately 9,000 people of the Southwest Coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. This facility has 44 beds, with 26 of those being designated for Long Term Care, 2 slow paced Rehab beds, 2 Respite, 12 Acute Care, 21 ICU beds and 1 Palliative Care Room.
Additional services available include:
• Medical Services
• Nursing Services
• Ambulatory Care (OPD, Chemotherapy, Day Surgery)
• Emergency Services 24/7
• Obstetrical Services (minimal)
• Surgical Services (minimal)
• Lab & Diagnostic (including ultrasound)
• Recreation & Outreach
• Rehab Services (OT, Physio, Social Work)
• Pharmacy Services
• Speech/Language Pathology
• Nutritional Services
• Support Services (Housekeeping, Maintenance, Dietary, Medical Records, Accounting, Material Management)
• Volunteer Services
The health centre also provides health services at three satellite clinics, Doyles in the Codroy Valley, Rose Blanche Clinic on the Southwest coast and the La Poile clinic which is accessible only by boat or helicopter. Under the Auspice of the centre, there is a Senior Complex adjacent to the site that consists of 21 cottages and a 21 unit apartment building.
Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre
1 Grand Bay Road, P.O. Box 250
Channel-Port aux Basques, NL A0M 1C0
Emergency: (709) 695-4555
Tel: (709) 695-2175