Audio clip NAT043

NAT043 – (HEALTH-Climate-Hospital-Emergency)
OTTAWA. x–12s. Experts in health care and climate adaptation are calling on Canada to disaster proof its hospitals, as an increasing number of extreme weather events threaten the country’s health systems. Ryan Ness, director of adaptation research at the Canadian Climate Institute, says disasters that bring people to the emergency room — like fires, floods, heat waves and other extreme weather — also strike the hospitals themselves. He says every health authority in the country should be thinking about how to shore up their infrastructure.
(“..of disaster happens.”) (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The fixes can include moving electrical workings out of the basement, improving ventilation, or even simply installing air conditioning.

The Canadian Press broadcast team