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Mobile Health Unit

About the MHU

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.

Download a fact sheet about the Mobile Health Unit.

MHU Updates

April 23, 2021: Click here to watch a video about the Hamilton Mobile Health Unit from CHCH.

April 22, 2021: The MHU structure has been set up and electrical work is underway. Next week, plumbing and the installation of the HVAC system will also begin.

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April 14, 2021 – Interior of temporary structure that will be able to accommodate patient beds.