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Second hospital is evacuated as New York struggles to recover from hurricane

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7420 (Published 02 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7420
  1. Edward Davies
  1. 1BMJ, New York

The National Guard has been called in to help evacuate a second hospital in Manhattan, two days after Hurricane Sandy first hit New York.

Bellevue Hospital, one of New York City’s flagship public hospitals, shut down on Wednesday after fuel pumps for its backup power generators failed.

Flood damage at the hospital is so extensive that a full evacuation …

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