4 Feb 2020

Staff and patients swelter at Hawke's Bay hospital

From Morning Report, 7:51 am on 4 February 2020

A lack of air conditioning at Hawke's Bay Hospital is leaving staff and patients sweltering in 30 degree heat, and unions say it's so hot it's becoming unsafe to work.

Fans and ice blocks are being handed out and tinted window film installed to help beat the heat on the hot wards, but the unions say those solutions are 'laughable' and air conditioning is urgently needed.

RNZ Hawke's Bay reporter Anusha Bradley has the story.