**** NSHA Media Release
Roseway Hospital inpatients evacuated
-Emergency department and other services halted
SHELBURNE, N.S. – All Roseway Hospital inpatients have been evacuated and the site is closed due to threat of the encroaching wildfires.
Fifteen inpatients are being transferred to South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater and Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital in Lunenburg. Some patients were transferred to sites inside and outside of Western Zone while others were discharged.
Affected patients and their families have been advised of the temporary move.
This is a rapidly evolving situation and the safety, care, and comfort of patients and staff remains a top priority. Planning for the possible transfer of patients has been underway for several days and was set to be implemented at the first sign of imminent danger.
Roseway Hospital emergency department will be closed and other services at the site halted until the situation changes and the safety of patients and staff can be assured.
Anyone with urgent medical needs should call 911.
For general health advice and information call 811, a service offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week by experienced registered nurses.
The Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Line can also be reached 24/7 by calling 1-888-429-8167.
All temporary closures can be found online at www.nshealth.ca/temporaryclosures.
Nova Scotia Health continues to monitor and respond to the impact of the fires on patient care and our communities, along with our partners such as EHS and others.
The situation will be reassessed as necessary and additional details and updates will be provided as conditions change.
Our thoughts are with those directly affected by this unfolding situation.