Grand Bank Health Centre name change honours local doctor
Facility now known as the Dr. S. Beckley Health Centre
The Grand Bank Health Centre has been renamed the Dr. S. Beckley Health Centre to honour a physician who has spent three decades treating patients on the Burin Peninsula.
The announcement was made at a recognition ceremony held for Dr. Sunmolu Beckley on Aug 26.
"It is fitting that the facility will now bear his namesake, as he was one of the original advocates for its construction," said Health and Community Services Minister John Haggie.
The facility, built in 2009, provides primary care clinics, laboratory and x-ray services and beds for short stays. It also offers public health, home and community care nursing.
"Dr. Beckley's many years of service to the community of Grand Bank are a testament to his dedication to rural Newfoundland and Labrador," said Carol Anne Haley, the MHA for Burin-Grand Bank.
"He has made a tremendous contribution to the quality of life in the region and to modernizing the delivery of medical care on the Burin Peninsula."
- A previous version of this story said the Grand Bank Health Centre was renamed the Dr. S. Beckley Health Centre at Dr. Beckley's retirement ceremony, as indicated in a government news release. In fact, the announcement was made at a recognition ceremony.
Aug 30, 2016 12:02 PM NT