The PIEVC protocol resulted in a number of technical adaptation measures to be considered for the hospitals infrastructure. The recommendations were organized according to engineering disciplines and then further sub-divided into respective systems and sub-systems. Subsequent adaptation measures will define the required level and extent of renewal of these vulnerable systems. From here, it was recommended that further consideration for cascading impacts between systems and operational actions is included for implementation of adaptation actions. Examples of adaptation recommendations include:

  • Review health of vegetation during prolonged dry periods and flooding incidents.
  • If prolonged heat periods destroy vegetation, replace with mixture of drought and flood tolerant species, depending on local topology.
  • Ensure low-ground cover near to buildings to mitigate fire-risk.