Longterm impact of hurricanes on local hospitals

December 20, 2018

When a hospital is damaged and cannot provide full services, its income is reduced. As a result, the hospital is unable to cover employees’ salaries and other expenses and layoffs are inevitable, according to an article on the EDM Digest website.

The time it takes to rebuild a medical facility after a natural disaster can greatly affect its financial situation and operational budget.

Supply and demand is another problem. After a hurricane, damaged buildings create an increased demand for building supplies like wood, roofing shingles, pipes and electrical equipment. 

The increased need for contractors and supplies adds to the rebuilding timeline.

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