Women’s health – Burin

Who we are

Our team offers specialty services to individuals of all ages in the community who are preparing for the the birth of their baby, who have experienced pregnancy, who are seeking post-partum care and/or who are experiencing gynecology health-care challenges.

What we do

We offer the following services:

  • Case room services
  • Antenatal care
  • Prenatal assessments
  • Fetal surveillance
  • Obstetrical clinics
  • Gynecology clinics
  • Obstetrical inpatient services
  • Gynecology day surgery
  • Gynecology inpatient services

When to come to hospital:

  • Pregnancy greater than 20 weeks: Clients are asked to present to Central Registration and identify themselves as greater than 20 weeks gestation. Instruction will be given on how to procedure to the case room. Nursing staff will be notified to expect your arrival on the unit.
  • Pregnancy less than 20 weeks: Clients are asked to present to Central Registration and will access care in the emergency room. Consultation with obstetrical specialist will be made by the emergency physician as required.

Who we see

Services are provided to individuals of all ages.

Our team

Our team is comprised of the following health-care professionals:

  • Obstetricians
  • Gynecologists
  • Family practice physicians
  • Surgeons
  • Nurses
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Laboratory technologists
  • Medical technology technologists
  • Social workers
  • Community liaison nurses
  • Dietitians

How to access this service

Referral to the Women’s Health Services in Burin is required and can be obtained via your primary health care provider. See referrals.

Where we are

Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre
51-85 Main Street, Burin
Newfoundland and Labrador
A0E 1E0

Hours of operation

  • Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Inpatient services: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

How to reach us

Obstetrical/gynecology clinics
Telephone: 709-891-1040

Case room: 709-891-3420

Frequently asked questions

What type of accommodations do obstetrics patients have at Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre?

There is a combination of private and semi private rooms on the inpatient unit. Please see Before, during and after your hospital stay for detailed information on how you can prepare for your hospital stay.

Can I have a support person stay with me while I am admitted having a baby?

Yes, support persons are welcome 24 hours, seven days a week. Please see Visiting a health-care facility for the most up-to-date information regarding a support person for labour and delivery patients.

What do I bring with me to hospital when having a baby?

Most hospital admissions for obstetrical reasons tend to be between 2-4 days in duration. We recommend personal care items and comfortable lounging wear as well as non-slippery footwear. For breastfeeding individuals, a positioning pillow is often convenient but not required. We also recommend bringing Baby’s clothes and personal items. An infant car seat should also be brought in before discharge.

For more information, please see Before, during and after your hospital stay for detailed information on how you can prepare for your hospital stay.

Can I do a birthing plan for my delivery at Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre?

Yes, we encourage discussion regarding options for a birthing plan with your physician. Upon arrival, patients are encouraged to speak with nursing staff about your plan. We will work with you to support your plan for the best possible birthing experience.

Who can I contact if I have feedback about my experience as a patient? 

We encourage open communication with your health-care team. If you have any concerns or feedback, please reach out to the Division Manager 709-891-3475.

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Last updated: 2022-07-03