Emergency hospital evacuation as Hurricane Sandy hits New York

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7357 (Published 31 October 2012)
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  1. Edward Davies
  1. 1BMJ, New York

More than 200 patients had to be evacuated from a major New York hospital on 29 October when two backup power generators failed as Hurricane Sandy hit New York City.

The patients, including 20 babies from the neonatal intensive care unit, were evacuated by a fleet of ambulances from all over the city, lined up outside New York University Tisch Hospital at the Langone Medical Centre.

Doctors …

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