About the MHU
Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) 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, in the spring, HHS prepared one of two Mobile Health Units (MHU) in Ontario. The second MHU was set up by Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.
Ontario is seeing positive signs that progress is being made against COVID-19, and as such, the Ministry of Health directed HHS to begin decommissioning the Hamilton MHU in June.
A tremendous amount of work went into planning, constructing, staffing and equipping the state-of-the-art temporary hospital space. Hundreds of people were involved and HHS is proud to have been part of this pandemic response initiative.
The process to remove the structure and restore the space to a parking lot is expected to be complete in September.
Take a look inside the Hamilton MHU:
June 30, 2021: Ontario is seeing positive signs that progress is being made against COVID-19, and as such, the Ministry of Health has directed Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) to begin decommissioning the Hamilton Mobile Health Unit (MHU). Click here to read the full update in HHS’ media room.
May 31, 2021: Construction and set-up of the Hamilton MHU is complete and the unit is ready to accept patients, if needed. Click here to watch a virtual tour of the MHU.
April 23, 2021: Click here to watch a video about the Hamilton MHU from CHCH.
April 22, 2021: The Mobile Health Unit (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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