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Conne River Health and Social Services, in response to the health and social needs of the Miawpukek First Nation, designs, and implements the most effective and efficient programs and services possible.

About

Miawpukek is the only First Nation community on the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador, located 2 hours drive from Grand Falls-Windsor, 2.5 hours from Gander, and 6.5 hours from St. John’s.

The Miawpukek Band Government has been delivering health services for the community of Conne River since 1975. In 1984, the Miawpukek Band gained Reserve Status; and until 1991, health services were delivered under a contribution funding agreement with Health Canada.

Mission


Conne River Health and Social Services is responsible for the design and delivery of a full range of community-based programs that enhance the awareness and provide for the continuing care of the members of the Miawpukek First Nation. This is accomplished through a range of health and social programming including:

  • Health promotion
  • Health protection
  • Continuing care
  • Social work
  • Child care
  • Mental health
  • Addictions

Services

Conne River Health and Social Services, in response to the health and social needs of the Miawpukek community, designs, and implements the most effective and efficient programs and services possible.

  • Daily walk-in clinical nursing services are provided Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.
  • The clinical nurse is responsible for assessing any individual presenting at the clinic. Once the patient is assessed at the walk-in clinic she must do one of two things:
    1. She consults with the doctor on-call at the Bay d’ Espoir Medical Center;
    2. or if the complaint is within her nursing scope of practice, she provides advice.
  • The mandate of this program is to ensure all community members have access to daily clinical nursing services to deal with health conditions and issues.
  • Service provision is always on a priority basis. Community members are seen based on the severity of their presenting health complaint. Emergencies always take priority during the daily walk-in nursing clinic and after hours emergency services.
  • CRHSS has implemented a plan to have the clinical nurse complete the nurse practitioner program which will broaden the nurse’s scope of practice within the clinical area.
  • This plan adheres to the provincial plan to train nurses as nurse Practitioners to work in rural areas of Newfoundland & Labrador.
  • CRHSS provides a daily nutritional supplement program for community members.
  • The mandate of this program is to ensure community members assessed as being deficient with their nutritional intake receive one nutritious meal six days a week. Sundays are left for family and other community supports (home support worker provides meal if needed).
  • Funding for the nutrition program is included with CRHSS’ Health Transfer Agreement.

Contact

Director of Health and Social Services Linda Joe
email: lindajoe@crhss.com
Ph: (709) 882-5102
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Finance and Administrative Manager Amy Boland
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Administrative Assistant Melissa Organ
email: colletta@crhss.com
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Office Manager Lorraine John
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Payroll Cindy Drew
email: cindydrew@crhss.com
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Dental Therapist Kim Benoit
Ph: (709) 882-2747 x. 301
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Dental Assistant Melina Drake
Ph: (709) 882-2747 x. 301
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Brighter Futures/Daycare Coordinator Jackie John
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Early Childhood Education Carmelita Drew
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Early Childhood Education Kimberly Lawrence
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Early Childhood Education Veronica McDonald
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Early Childhood Education Pauline Benoit
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Early Childhood Education Phoebe Jeddore
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Social Worker – Mental Health Social Worker
email: vivianhouse@crhss.com
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Social Worker – Child and Family Social Worker
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Addictions Howard Jeddore
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Addictions Geraldine Kelly
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Youth Worker Louise Bennett
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Youth Worker Vanessa Benoit
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Nurse Practitioner Ada Roberts
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Nurse Practitioner Dennis Benoit
email: dennisbenoit@crhss.com
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Public Health Nurse Daniel McDonald
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Licensed Practical Nurse Elaine Jeddore
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Licensed Practical Nurse Maggie Organ
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Reception – Wellness
Gerarda Hinks
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Reception – Wellness
Lisa Drew
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Reception – Health Clinic P
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Reception – Health Clinic Rhonda Benoit
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Financial Assistance Officer Melita Howse
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Financial Assistance Officer Charmaine Benoit
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
EMR Ambulance J
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
EMR Ambulance D
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Paramedic – Ambulance F
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Office Assistant Tracey Collier
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Nutrition Worker Eileen McDonald
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836
Nutrition Worker Glenda Drew
Ph: (709) 882-2710
Fax: (709) 882-2836