Agreement extended to continue more scheduled medical flights to Nunatsiavut

Press Release

December 2, 2022

The Nunatsiavut Government will continue to provide financial assistance to the Labrador-Grenfell Regional Health Authority (LGH) in an effort to make much needed health-care services more readily available to all residents of the five Labrador Inuit communities. The agreement allows additional flights to continue up to March 31, 2023. The money is coming from the Nunatsiavut Government’s COVID-19 Indigenous Community Support Fund allocations.

“By extending this agreement, LGH will be able to continue providing two extra medical flights per week. This will result in less time for people having to be away from their families and communities, as well as reduce costs for accommodations,” notes Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe. “The Nunatsiavut Government is pleased to partner with LGH to make these extra flights possible to lessen the burdens often placed on those who have to travel to Happy Valley-Goose Bay for medical purposes.”

The additional flights will continue to run on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Bert Pomeroy
Director of Communications
(709) 896-8582


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