There are very few areas in a medical facility that are without risks when water intrusion occurs. The fact that the sick or vulnerable are confined in these facilities poses the biggest risk because an emergency situation can impact the condition of patients and even put lives at risk.
Unfortunately, there are instances wherein patients need to be relocated. The management must ensure the safe transportation of patients. This endeavor is also very expensive, often requiring helicopter transport services. The management must also pay careful attention to infection control when addressing water damage.
Another health risk comes from hazardous materials that are normally fo