Health and Community Services Eastern Region
Eastern Health is the largest integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador. The organization provides a full continuum of health and community services, including public health, long-term care, and acute (hospital) care to a regional population of more than 300,000.
In addition to regional programs and services, Eastern Health is responsible for provincial tertiary-level health services through both academic health care facilities and provincial programs, such as Provincial Genetics, Hyperbaric Medicine and the Provincial Public Health Laboratory. Eastern Health also partners with numerous organizations – most notably Memorial University and the College of the North Atlantic – to educate future health professionals, conduct research, advance knowledge, and improve overall patient, client and resident care.
Eastern Health had a budget of approximately $1.4 billion for the 2014-15 fiscal year, with 13,000 employees and 730 physicians, and approximately 1,500 volunteers. Similarly, Eastern Health benefits from the efforts of its six foundations and various auxiliaries.
Eastern Health is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees appointed by the Minister of Health and Community Services according to the Regional Health Authorities Act.
The geographic boundaries for Eastern Health include the island portion of the province east of (and including) Port Blandford. This area includes the entire Avalon, Burin and Bonavista Peninsulas as well as Bell Island, within a total of 21,000 km2.
The area region includes the communities of:
- 2014-2015 Eastern Health's Annual Performance Report
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