The Roseway Hospital Emergency Department will be closed overnight tonight and Saturday night this week:
Tonight, Thursday, March 26 starting at 11 p.m. until tomorrow morning, Friday March 27, at 8 a.m.
Saturday, March 28 starting at 7 p.m. until Sunday morning, March 29, at 8 a.m.
These closures are due to the ongoing nursing shortage. Additional, unexpected closures may occur this month as a result of staffing challenges.
Shelburne area residents requiring emergency services during the hours of closure are being advised to visit the nearest open Emergency Department or Collaborative Emergency Centre. Call first to ensure it is open.
The public is reminded to dial 911 in the case of a health emergency.
In non-emergency situations, call 811 to speak to a Registered Nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week for advice. People experiencing a mental health issue can call the 24/7 mental health crisis line: 1-888-429-8167.
A few years ago there was a loud hue and cry from a small group of Shelburne and area citizens, exhorting the Shelburne Historical Society, which owns the Cox Warehouse, not to allow a developer to destroy the building and erect condominiums on Shelburne’s Dock Street. Passions for the iconic building were stirred; promises were made to help the owners of the building and soon after, the Town of Shelburne used a power of veto to disallow the same development.
Fast forward to today. The Society, with ACOA funding, some donations and at its own expense, renovated the exterior of the building and brought it up to code to allow a tenant, Shelburne Physiotherapy, to invest a great deal of its own money into the building to accommodate its needs. Today, the Cox Warehouse proudly houses a thriving business on the waterfront. Already Shelburne Physiotherapy is looking to expand its space within the warehouse. Not only that, but more businesses are clamouring to move into other areas of the warehouse. The massive renovation undertaken this past year was the first of a three-phase project developed by the Shelburne Historical Society. Phases 2 and 3 will be far less burdensome, in terms of expense to the Society, and will enable full use of this 60,000-square-foot building. But in order for us to begin Phases 2 and 3, we must first be free and clear of Phase 1.
Which brings us to where we are now. Despite the museum complex enjoying a…