Special to SEGAZINE
Financially-burdened Charlton Memorial Hospital will halt operations indefinitely next Friday, according to a statement released Friday by the hospital.
The move comes in wake of the hospital’s past requests for county aid to help pay down old debt while restructuring to cover monthly operating costs.
The statement reads: “Due to financial instability, the Hospital Authority of Charlton County has moved to suspend all hospital operations as of Friday, August 30, 2013. The Family Practice Clinic will continue operations as usual. Some personnel will continue after this date to complete the transition and handle logistic matters.”