Thursday, February 22, 2018

UPDATE – Thursday, February 22, 2018 (3:45 p.m.)

MIDDLETOWN

The Middlesex Hospital Emergency Department in Middletown is currently closed and will remain closed until further notice. We hope to open it again as soon as possible.

Non-emergent surgeries are canceled for tomorrow, Friday, February 23.

All outpatient radiology tests are canceled at the Hospital in Middletown tomorrow, Friday, February 23.

Patients can get lab tests at the Outpatient Center, 534 Saybrook Road in Middletown; at the Marlborough Medical Center in Marlborough; or at the Shoreline Medical Center in Westbrook. However, they should not come to the Hospital.

Visitors are currently not allowed to visit patients at the Hospital, except for special circumstances.

 

Thursday, February 22, 2018 (11:00 a.m.)

MIDDLETOWN

All patients and staff at Middlesex Hospital are all accounted for and safe.

  • All Outpatient Services at the Hospital in Middletown have been suspended until further notice.
  • The Emergency Department in Middletown is closed until further notice.

Employees are to report for their regularly scheduled shifts.

 

All other Middlesex Health System locations are operating on regular schedules.

Advance Directives

An Advance Directive is a legal document that states your personal wishes regarding your health care should you suddenly become unable to make decisions for yourself. This documentation can take the form of a Living Will, Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, Health Care Agent, or Organ Donation.

It is very important that your family, physician, and the Hospital be made aware of your desires for health care. After considering your values, religious beliefs, and the quality of life you wish to maintain, you may decide to make an Advance Directive such as a Living Will. This can be done at little or no cost and can give you peace of mind.

You will be asked for a copy of your Advance Directives upon admission to the hospital.

If you would like more information about Advance Directives, a brochure, or just would like to speak privately with a health care professional about any of these matters, you may contact the Social Work Office at Middlesex Hospital at (860) 358-6162.

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