Hamilton Health Sciences is continuing to collaborate with our partners at the local, regional, provincial and federal levels to respond to the pandemic.
As part of this shared response, we are preparing one of two Mobile Health Units (MHU) in Ontario. The second MHU is being set up by Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.
The Hamilton-based MHU will consist of several connected structures, and house 80 hospital beds. It will serve as a provincial resource in the event of extreme pressure on the healthcare system. It is expected that the unit will be ready for patients on May 31, 2021 and will serve patients who require hospital level care and are expected to be discharged in approximately five days.
The MHU is being set up in the footprint of the parking lot on Wellington Street. The space was selected because of its proximity to the Hamilton General Hospital.