Residents in Medical Distress Must Call 911 or Visit Alternate Hospital
DEDHAM — Town Manager Leon Goodwin would like to notify Dedham 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:
- Brigham & Women’s Faulkner Hospital, 1153 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain, Boston
- Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, 148 Chestnut St. in Needham
- Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, 199 Reedsdale Road in Milton
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.
“We want to ensure that our residents are aware of the Norwood Hospital closure and are informed about alternate hospitals where they can seek emergency medical attention for the time being,” Town Manager Goodwin said. “Anyone in need of immediate assistance must call 911 and will be taken to an alternative hospital. In addition, anyone with loved ones who were evacuated from Norwood Hospital are encouraged to call the hotline for further assistance.”