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September 15, 2018 11:12 AM

Annoucement from Scotland Health Care System

September 15, 2018 – Scotland Health Care System (SHCS) has a comprehensive inclement weather plan in place, which is designed to provide the safest possible environment for our patients and staff during and after hurricane conditions. SHCS continues to monitor storm closely and is taking all the necessary precautions from a supply, staffing and facilities perspective to ensure preparedness for all weather scenarios.

For the safety of our patients, the hospital will limit access, beginning at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 15, to the emergency center entrance. All other entrances to our facility, including the front main entrance, will be locked. We will only allow emergency patients, staff and identified patient visitors to enter and/or remain in the facility. Additionally, our cafeteria will not be open to the public. Please do not attempt to seek shelter at the hospital. For county emergency and shelter information, contact the public information line at the Scotland County EOC at 910-266-4666.

The hospital has ample resources in place to sustain current operations and the facility is fully functional. As always, we are working in close cooperation with Scotland County Emergency Management officials.

Below are some tips to remember:

1. Persons in poor health and those who live alone should make plans in advance for how they will respond if power outages or other issues occur. Serious consideration should be given to evacuation or seeking refuge at a special needs shelter until the weather stabilizes.
2. Women expecting babies should contact their physicians regarding what they should do.
3. Please do not seek shelter at the hospital during or after a tropical storm or hurricane.
4. Listen to local radio and our social medical updates regarding the availability of all essential services, including the hospital’s emergency department.

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