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Patients’ rooms in nursing homes are cooking in the summer heat

Senior Woman in a Nursing HomeSenior Woman in a Nursing Home.Photo: Frank May / NTB scanpix

Many nursing homes lack air conditioning, and in some places it can reach up to 34 degrees inside of patient rooms, according to NRK.

It has been reported that that in some of the patients’ rooms in a nursing home in Nes municipality in Akershus during the summer and the year has reached up to 34 degrees Celsius, reports NRK.

Also in Trøndelag, warm patient rooms have been a challenge, where according to Trønder-Avisa on Thursday, 33 degrees was measured in several patient rooms at a nursing home in Steinkjer. The nursing home must only have ventilation, but not cooling facilities.

The Norwegian Nursing Association says to NRK that warm patient rooms, especially in older nursing homes, are worrisome.

“It is different in all nursing homes. The newer ones have installed air conditioning and refrigeration facilities, but what is worrying is the older nursing homes. There it can get terribly hot,” says Line Orlund of the Norwegian Nursing Association in Oslo.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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