The Reykjavík Fire Department were called to Landspítalinn (the National University Hospital of Iceland) yesterday to deal with several roof leaks, reports RÚV.
As the temperature rose and the ice on the roof began to melt, water started to pour through holes in the ceilings of the main building and the psych ward. Although water poured into a few offices and pooled in the hallways, little damage has been reported.
The Icelandic healthcare system has been straining under the weight of the national doctor strike and austerity measures. To read a comprehensive overview of the state of the Icelandic healthcare system check out the Grapevine’s recent article series on the matter: Squeezing Blood From A Turnip: Iceland’s Universal Healthcare At Risk
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