Nfld. & Labrador

Grand Bank Health Centre name change honours local doctor

Facility now known as the Dr. S. Beckley Health Centre

Posted: August 29, 2016
Last Updated: August 30, 2016

The Grand Bank Health Centre is now named the Dr. S. Beckley Health Centre to honour the career and contribution of Dr. Sunmolu Beckley. (Eastern Health)

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.


Dr. Sunmolu Beckley was honoured for his 30 years of work on the Burin Peninsula. (Facebook)

"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