New York City is preparing for the arrival of more coney Island hospitals, and that means bringing in new equipment.
New York Health Department officials are recommending that hospitals use a new air-conditioned, low-pressure, steam-filled room that is designed to reduce respiratory and other health risks.
But they are also asking hospitals to use a high-pressure room that can handle more heat.
The city is also installing new ventilation systems to reduce the risk of mold and viruses in the room.
New buildings have to be certified by the state and the Department of Buildings for New York State Certification of Buildings, and New York is seeking feedback from residents and community members on the issue.
City Health Commissioner Dr. Daniel Schulman said the city is taking a look at a variety of ways to reduce risk.
We have not yet decided how to deal with the caving and how to reduce air-shedding,” Schulmen said.
New caving in coney islands will continue until the city has a solution, he said.
“And we also want it be able and able to get up to 100 degrees. “
We want the room to be able to hold about 80 to 85 degrees, and we want it to be a room that’s comfortable to breathe in,” Schurman said.
“And we also want it be able and able to get up to 100 degrees.
If we can’t get that to happen, then the situation will be unsustainable.”
But Schulmans said the new rooms are designed for larger hospitals, but he said the hospital is considering the possibility of making room for a smaller facility.
He also said the room has to be designed for the temperature and humidity levels that will be found in the city, not just coney Islands.
“The design is very different in the caved-in areas, so it’s going to take some thought and some consideration and consultation with the community,” Schuilman said, adding that the city will look at ways to manage and adapt to changes in the air-sources and ventilation.
The mayor’s office said the creekside residents should be asked to make sure their creek is kept safe.
“Our goal is to make this safe, but we are not going to force anyone to use our facilities,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
City health officials said the design of the new room is not final and that there may be some changes to be made in the coming weeks.
The City Department of Health has created a website called www.health.nyc.gov/health-design-plan for people to ask questions and provide feedback.
In the meantime, Schulms said the air conditioners will be used only for the room, and the ventilation system will be turned off if a resident complains about air quality.
“What we want to do is provide an environment that’s conducive to human breathing and allows them to have the best chance of surviving,” Schuli said.