Barnwell, SC (WJBF) – Officials and residents in Barnwell County have been discussing options when it comes to health care in the county after Southern Palmetto Hospital suddenly closed its doors on January 21st.
According to Barnwell’s City Administrator, Pickens Williams, a meeting was held Tuesday night and the Medical Care Advisory Team came up with a resolution for the current hospital issue.
The Medical Care Advisory Team consists of residents and folks who used to work at the hospital.
The current solution is that Barnwell Family Medicine will extend their hours, and stay open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The office will also be getting an X-ray machine.
Williams also told us that Low Country Health Care System will be building a new medical facility in Williston.
Williams also said he didn’t know when the Medical Care Advisory Team will meet again.
We will continue to follow this story and provide the latest information as it becomes available.