Residents in Medical Distress Must Call 911 or Visit Alternate Hospital
CANTON — Chief Charles Doody and the Canton Fire Department would like to notify Canton residents that if they are in medical distress they must call 911 or visit an Emergency Room at an alternate hospital in the region due to the temporary closure of the Norwood Hospital Emergency Room.
Between Sunday and Monday night, more than 150 patients at Norwood Hospital were evacuated and moved to area hospitals following heavy storms and large amounts of rainfall that passed through Norwood, overwhelming storm drains and resulting in flooding in the basement of Norwood Hospital.
Officials remain in the process of assessing the damage caused by the flooding and Norwood Hospital is temporarily closed until further notice.
Individuals in need of emergency medical attention, who do not need an ambulance, can go to one of the following hospitals:
- Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, 199 Reedsdale Road, Milton
- Good Samaritan Medical Center, 235 N Pearl St., Brockton
- Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital, 680 Centre St., Brockton
- Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, 148 Chestnut St., Needham
In addition, Norwood Urgent Care, located at 120 Boston Providence Highway in Norwood, is open to walk-ins.
A hotline has also been set up for individuals who are looking for a loved one who is a patient at Norwood Hospital and has been evacuated. The hotline number is: 781-769-4000.
“It is important for residents to be aware that Norwood Hospital is closed for the time being and is not accepting patients,” Chief Doody said. “There are a number of hospitals in the region that residents can visit if they need medical attention but do not require an ambulance. As always, residents should call 911 if they need immediate medical assistance.”