Specialist Link tele-advice services will be subject to closures during the holidays.

All 51 tele-advice services will be closed on the three statutory holidays, which are Monday, December 26, Tuesday, December 27 and Monday, January 2, 2023.

In addition, selected services will be closed from Monday, December 19 to Friday, January 6. Normal service will resume on Monday, January 9. Services are always closed on weekends.

Please view the infographic here or below for more details, or scroll down for a full list of closures:


  • Monday, December 19 to Friday, December 23: Cardiac electrophysiology is closed. Cardiac surgery is also closed on Wednesday, December 21

  • Friday, December 24: Cardiac electrophysiology, geriatric psychiatry and sports medicine are closed

  • Wednesday, December 28 to Friday, December 30: 13 services are closed -- Anesthesiology, cardiac electrophysiology, child & adolescent gynecology, child & adolescent psychiatry, endocrine surgery, general surgery, colorectal surgery, geriatric psychiatry, orthopaedics, pediatric ENT, adult ENT and sports medicine

  • Tuesday, January 3 to Friday, January 6: Six services are closed -- Anesthesiology, child & adolescent psychiatry, colorectal surgery, endocrine surgery, general surgery and geriatric psychiatry