NYU-Winthrop Hospital has served notice it’s not going to continue its affiliation with Dr. Peter Kelt on Shelter Island. Stony Brook University Hospital, which is taking over management of the Medical Center on January 1, 2020, will not include the long-time doctor in its staffing. (more…)
At its Tuesday work session, the Town Board gave updates on several issues that have been before the public in recent weeks.
There seems to be movement on only one pressing concern — the erosion crisis at Reel Point — while the situations of limited availability of medical care on the Island and the criminal cutting of acres of trees off Menhaden Lane remain status quo. (more…)
One the issue of limited medical services on Shelter Island, Supervisor Gary Gerth said at Tuesday’s Town Board work session that he has yet to speak with Dr. Peter Kelt. (more…)
She is a frail Shelter Island senior who needed care for a wound but had to go off-Island to get treatment because no doctor was available here.
That may seem a minor inconvenience to some. But to the frail elderly among us, not having a doctor they know and can reach when there’s a medical problem that doesn’t rise to the emergency room level can be alarming.
In addition, with the seriousness of this year’s flu epidemic, an elderly resident should be able to know if she/he has just a cold or something more serious without travelling off-Island for a diagnosis. (more…)