Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services has opened a request for proposals for two new urgent-care clinics in St. John's. (Darren Bernhardt/CBC)
Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services is moving ahead with a plan to build two urgent-care clinics on the province's northeast Avalon Peninsula.
A request for proposals posted Nov. 24 on Merx, the website the provincial government uses to issue calls for bids and tenders, calls for bids to build a clinic in the west end of St. John's and a clinic in the east end. The deadline for proposals is Jan. 19.
The province had expressed interest in building a single, large facility in the capital city to reduce pressure on emergency departments before. However, a previous request for proposals was cancelled because all the bids were significantly over budget.
In October, Health Minister Tom Osborne said the province still aims to open an urgent-care clinic in St. John's in the spring.