No more babies for Westerly hospital
The Westerly Sun reported earlier this month that the attorney in charge of Westerly Hospital since it entered receivership had declared the struggling hospital’s obstetric services safe. But the paper is now reporting that Westerly Hospital will deliver its last babies by this June. Deliveries at the community hospital have fallen over the years, and the hospital may not be able to sustain a large enough roster of doctors to keep the maternity ward doors open.
So where can pregnant women in the area go to deliver their babies? L&M Hospital is about 18 miles away in New London. 20 miles away is South County hospital. Kent Hospital? About 36 miles away.