Saturday, November 23, 2013

Roosevelt Island Goldwater Hospital Patients Being Relocated To Henry J Carter Hospital In Harlem On Sunday And Monday - OEM And RIOC Advise Of Increased Emergency Personnel And Ambulance Traffic During Transfer

 Image Of Roosevelt Island's Goldwater Hospital

The NYC Office Of Emergency Management (OEM) tweets:
The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) adds:
The NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), has announced a planned relocation of patients from Coler-Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island to the new Henry J. Carter Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility at Park Avenue and East 122nd Street in Manhattan.The transfer will take place on Sunday, November 24, 2013 from 4:00am to 6:00pm, and on Monday, November 25, 2013 from 8:00 am to 7:00pm. During these times, residents can expect increased ambulance traffic on the Island. The New York City Police Department (NYPD), will be assisting with traffic management. Please anticipate minor traffic delays. The New York Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will be coordinating the transfer. For further information, please contact 311.


Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
The patients are being transferred in anticipation of Goldwater Hospital being demolished for the coming of the Roosevelt Island Cornell NYC Tech campus.

The NY Times has more on the Goldwater Hospital patients being transferred and here is video from last July of Goldwater patients and workers testifying about their fears and concerns on the hospital's closing.