Is the South Shore Regional Hospital ready for an emergency?
The hospital will find out between 8 and 8:30 p.m. on October 28 when an exercise to test hospital emergency preparedness takes place at the regional health facility.
During this time, patients and visitors may hear the hospital fire alarm and announcements over the public address system, as well as see increased activity related to the exercise. The Bridgewater Fire Department is involved and will arrive at the hospital as part of the exercise.
No actual patients will be moved during the exercise. Volunteers will play the part of patients.
The hospital will remain open during this exercise. Staff in control of the exercise will be wearing neon green, high visibility vests. People are asked to immediately notify someone wearing a neon green vest if there are any safety concerns or real situations during the exercise.
Patients or visitors who may be uncomfortable or anxious during this time should speak with their health care provider or hospital staff.