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Mobile Medical Unit Hooked Up and Ready to Go

Thursday, February 12, 2015 @ 10:45 AM

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Interior of Mobile Medical Unit  complete with  patient simulator for  training purposes – photo 250News

Prince George, B.C. – It’s here, the Mobile Medical  Unit that  will offer support to the University Hospital of Northern B.C. during the Canada Winter Games.

The 16 metre  tractor trailer unit  expands to a 90 square metre (1,000 square feet)  facility  that  can  accommodate  8 to 10 patient treatment bays.

This unit can  handle everything from  minor first aid, to  emergency surgery.  The unit can be connected to  existing  services ( electrical, water, sewer) but  if need be,  is totally self sufficient.

The unit will  be used for minor treatment for patients during the Games,  giving the University Hospital  extra capacity in the emergency department.

This is not the first time the MMU has been in Prince George.  It  made a brief stop a couple of years ago on its way to Kitimat  where it provided support services when that hospital was undergoing some renovations. It also made a test stop in February of last year at  the University Hospital  of Northern BC  to ensure  all systems were ‘go’ when hooked up to the hospital.


what is missing from this article is that to accommodate the mobile medical unit, all parking at Emergency has been removed. Now if you are going there you have to be dropped off by someone or you are looking at a long walk as they even closed off the stairs leading up to Emergency. Maybe they should have just used this medical unit as a walk-in treatment centre elsewhere in the city.

Agree with minion, somewhat.
Drove by the emergency entrance yesterday, and saw it. If I had to get a family member to ER; I would be upset! Security redirecting all people.
Sometimes it’s quicker to NOT call an ambulance (plus the added cost!)but to get there yourself.

You can drop off and park elsewhere, did it the other day, wasn’t that bad at all.

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