Mobile Medical Unit Hooked Up and Ready to Go
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.