The Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Care Centre is a multi-faceted facility with 80 beds (76 long-term care, 2 respite, 1 palliative care and 1 sub-acute) designed  to provide clinical and  24 hour Category B Emergency services, diagnostic services, and long-term care services (level III & IV care) to communities within the Exploits Health Services area.  The Centre has a 29 bed Protective Care Unit, a 39 bed LTC Nursing Unit and is home to 12 bed Exploits Memorial Veteran’s Pavilion, a unit dedicated for Veterans residing in Central Newfoundland.  Additional services available at Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Care Centre include: 24-hour nursing service, social worker, recreation therapy program, clinical dietitian, pastoral care, volunteer program, palliative care program, and Nursing and Protective Care respite.
This modern facility has five family practice physicians and a nurse practitioner.   The Centre is affiliated with the Memorial University School of Medicine and is a teaching centre for physicians enrolled in the University’s Family Practice Program.  The Centre opened in 1989.
Community Overview
Town of Botwood, incorporated in 1960 with a current population of approximately 3,100, is a small community nestled in the heart of the Exploits Valley – a beautiful area which encompasses much of Central Newfoundland.  Primarily a seaport town, Botwood has a stunning landscape, including a scenic and peaceful harbor, suitable for both leisure and economic purposes.  Featuring all the amenities of a larger town while still maintaining the rustic country charm which appeals to so many people, Botwood has proven to be an ideal environment to complete a student placement.

General information about Botwood can be found at: 
Transportation & Accommodations
There is no public transportation in Boowood. 

Learners training in the hospital are provided hospital accommodations whenever possible. For more information about accommodations, please contact the APA for Botwood at

Contact Information
Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Centre Switchboard Phone Number: 709-257-2874. 

If you require contact information or additional information about Botwood, please connect with the APA for Botwood at