Tidelands Health temporarily suspends services at Tidelands Georgetown
Due to deteriorating weather conditions, Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital has temporarily suspended emergency services as of 4 p.m. Friday. Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital temporarily suspended emergency services at 11:15 a.m. Friday.
The emergency departments at both Tidelands Waccamaw and Tidelands Georgetown, which were originally ordered by the state to close at 1 p.m. on Thursday, received special permission from the Department of Health and Environmental Control to remain open and work with local emergency responders until tropical-storm-force winds began. The permission was granted after a request to the state from Georgetown County emergency management officials, acting in partnership with Tidelands Health.
Tidelands Health plans to resume emergency services at both hospitals as soon as it is safe to do so.