Audio clip NAT042

NAT042 – (HEALTH-Climate-Hospital-Emergency)
OTTAWA. x–14s. The Canadian Climate Institute’s director of adaptation research Ryan Ness says every health authority in Canada should be thinking about protecting the country’s hospitals from fires, floods, extreme heat, and other climate related disasters. There have been several examples of hospitals having to shut down in the face of natural disasters these past several years. While retrofitting hospitals to withstand disasters is expensive, Ness says it’s not as costly as the alternative.
(“..greatest need.”) (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The Canadian Medical Association says hospitals are some of the oldest infrastructure still in use in Canada, making them especially susceptible to extreme weather.

The Canadian Press broadcast team