Northern Hospital phones to be down 2 hours Thursday night


Northern Hospital of Surry County will have a “scheduled and necessary maintenance” on its phone system on Thursday, Feb. 16 between the evening hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.” the hospital said today. “During this window of time all outside phone lines will be unavailable.”

If someone calls the main hospital line, 336-719-7000 or any other hospital extension, the line will ring but will not connect. A special line has been set up to receive calls during this time, the number is 336-783-4545.

“If you have a medical emergency call 911 or come to the emergency room. We encourage non-emergent calls be placed prior to 6 p.m. or after 8 p.m.,” the hospital said. “This downtime will not affect internal phone lines and patient care will not be affected. We appreciate the public’s patience and understanding during this time.”

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