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Hospitals feel the heat too from extreme weather and its health impact

11 Jan 2017, Conversation Media Group, the

The impacts of extreme weather on hospital buildings and infrastructure and how these influence service delivery during such events have been neglected in Australia. Hospitals are not well equipped to cope with severe weather events. A holistic approach to disaster management planning is required to overcome this problem.





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