Will wrote:Ben wrote:How are they going to evacuate a 12 level and 15 level building full of sick people during an emergency?
I'm all for a rebuild but I hope and assume they have factored this into their planning?
yes, exactly. It makes a good headline, but in the real world, modern hospitals are low-rise because of such possibilities.
people in hopsital are in beds.
Surely a number of cities over the 1 million+ population have vertical hospitals?
Nathan wrote:Why not just have patients with mobility issues on lower floors, and have research or similar areas on the higher floors.
Exactly, the article even mentions that part of the buildings will be used for commercial and laboratory use.
I consider myself a swing voter, so something like this, if done correctly and promising nearly $1 billion in savings, would definitely earn my vote if promised? Though I'd be eager to know things such as the differences in bed numbers and laboratory facilities between a rebuilt RAH or new RAH.
Hooligan wrote:I'm waiting for someone to say the S word now.
With the $1 billion saved we could build a stadium? YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY.