Eastern Regional Health Authority, NL
Info Cart -
Waterford Hospital
This historic hospital located on Waterford Bridge Road in St. John’s was first opened in 1854 as the Hospital for Mental and Nervous Diseases. It was renamed the Waterford Hospital in 1972.

Since it was opened almost 150 years ago, the treatment and care of the mentally ill has changed dramatically. During the 1960’s, the Waterford had more than 1,000 patients in residence. Today, the Mental Health Program uses the Waterford Hospital as its base of operations and provides mostly acute care at the facility. Less than 200 clients occupy beds at any time in the hospital, and there are numerous outpatient and community-based services.

The Waterford Hospital now also provides Dialysis Services, Blood Collection and X-Ray Clinics.

For a detailed history of the Waterford Hospital, please read Out of Mind, Out of Sight: A History of the Waterford Hospital, by Patricia O’Brien.
Waterford Bridge Road
St. John's, NL, A1E 4J8 Map
Ages served: All ages
Languages served: English
Fees: None
Area Served: Eastern Regional Health Authority
View in Google Maps
Enter your address (street, city, postal code) to get directions to this site

This resource is listed under these topics

Crisis and Emergency
Hospital Emergency Department
Community Health and Resource Centres
Medical Services
General Community Mental Health Services
Mental Health Providers
Outpatient/community mental health services
Mental Health Treatment and Support
Inpatient services
Last modified Jun 23, 2011 9:13pm
Was the information on this page helpful?