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Richmond councillor says Vancouver Coastal Health ignoring earthquake danger

THE CANADIAN PRESS NOVEMBER 3, 2015

Richmond councillor says Vancouver Coastal Health ignoring earthquake danger

A councillor in Richmond says Vancouver Coastal Health has ignored studies about the safety of the city’s only hospital if a major earthquake occurs.

Photograph by: Ian Smith, PNG Files , Vancouver Sun

METRO VANCOUVER – A councillor in Richmond says Vancouver Coastal Health has ignored studies about the safety of the city’s only hospital if a major earthquake occurs.

Bill McNulty says studies conducted in 2005 and 2011 found Richmond Hospital could not withstand even a moderate shaker.

McNulty says both reports found that the north tower of the hospital is seismically unstable.

He says the tower is over 50 years old and houses all the hospital’s operating rooms and half of its 200 beds, but the health authority has not developed any plan to upgrade or replace it.

McNulty says facilities at Richmond Hospital are inadequate to handle the city’s population of 207,000, and that the health authority must replace the north tower with an expanded acute care tower.

He says if action is not taken, Richmond could experience a preventable, man-made disaster, which he claims would be far worse than any natural disaster when an earthquake hits.

The Province

Tuesday November 3

Richmond hospital tower won’t withstand even moderate earthquake, councilor warns

http://www.theprovince.com/health/richmond+hospital+tower+withstand+even+moderate+earthquake/11489776/story.html

News 1130

Tuesday November 3

No fix planned, despite reports finding parts of Richmond Hospital won’t survive a moderate quake

http://www.news1130.com/2015/11/03/richmond-hospital-earthquake/

CTV

Wednesday November 4

TV News and online article

Calls to seismically upgrade high-risk Richmond Hospital

http://bc.ctvnews.ca/calls-to-seismically-upgrade-high-risk-richmond-hospital-1.2643615

OHS Canada

Wednesday November 4

Councillor: Vancouver Coastal Health ignoring earthquake danger

http://www.ohscanada.com/health-safety/richmond-councillor-vancouver-coastal-health-ignoring-earthquake-danger/1003348731/

Chinese coverage

Fairchild TV

Wednesday November 4

Reports indicates portion of Richmond Hospital structure does not have capability to withstand earthquake

有報告指列治文醫院部分建築物無防震能力

http://www.fairchildtv.com/news.php?n=ea90e42eb981294a7fb36b39326d9617

Sing Tao

Wednesday November 4

Also in Print A4

Richmond Hospital Seismically unstable, Councilor criticize VCH neglect situation

列治文醫院抗震弱 市議員抨衞生局忽視

http://vancouver.singtao.ca/297338/2015-11-04/post-%E5%88%97%E6%B2%BB%E6%96%87%E9%86%AB%E9%99%A2%E6%8A%97%E9%9C%87%E5%BC%B1-%E5%B8%82%E8%AD%B0%E5%93%A1%E6%8A%A8%E8%A1%9B%E7%94%9F%E5%B1%80%E5%BF%BD%E8%A6%96/?variant=zh-hk#.VjuKPfO7xPk.mailto

BC Bay

Wednesday November 4

Richmond Hospital aging, unable to withhold intermediate earthquake

列治文医院大楼老化 被爆竟然不敌中级地震

http://m.bcbay.com/news/2015/11/04/375205.html

West.ca

Wednesday November 4

Richmond news: Richmond Hospital seismically unstable, VCH neglect and its being criticized

列治文新闻: 列治文医院抗震弱 卫生局忽视被批

http://www.westca.com/News/article/sid=447854/%E5%88%97%E6%B2%BB%E6%96%87%E5%8C%BB%E9%99%A2%E6%8A%97%E9%9C%87%E5%BC%B1_%E5%8D%AB%E7%94%9F%E5%B1%80%E5%BF%BD%E8%A7%86%E8%A2%AB%E6%89%B9/lang=schinese.html#0

New Tang Dynasty Television

Thursday November 5

Be careful! Richmond Hospital seismically unstable.  Councilor: North is most dangerous

小心了!大溫列治文醫院不抗震…市議員:北樓最危險

http://ca.ntdtv.com/xtr/b5/2015/11/05/a1233863.html