Hamilton’s Mobile Health Unit is ready to care for patients
HAMILTON, ON – Hamilton’s Mobile Health Unit (MHU) is built and ready to accept patients to help respond to the pandemic.
“A tremendous amount of work has gone into planning, constructing, staffing and equipping the unit to ensure it is ready to receive patients,” says Rebecca Fleck, Director of the Regional Rehabilitation Program at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS). “Hundreds of people have been involved and we are proud to have been part of the process, along with our local, regional, provincial and federal partners.”
Construction for the 1,580 square metre MHU started in April 2021 in the parking lot adjacent to 293 Wellington Street in downtown Hamilton. This location was selected because of its proximity to the Hamilton General Hospital. It is configured for up to 80 patient beds, and is equipped to care for patients who are approaching discharge, with an anticipated length of stay of three to five days.
“Care will be provided by a multi-disciplinary team that has received extensive training and orientation, including simulations,” says Charissa Cordon, Chief of Nursing Practice at HHS. “Patients and families can be assured that care will be safe and the same as within the hospital.”
As of the time of this release, there are no patients being cared for within the MHU.
Video clips from within the MHU that can be used for broadcast can be found at https://hhsc.app.box.com/s/64pq2vbvl3lp8r6aw5cdhs08f21p8qa7.
A video tour of the MHU can be found at https://youtu.be/Lyo3RKGalAQ.
A fact sheet with additional details on the MHU can be found at https://www.hamiltonhealthsciences.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/MHU-Fact-Sheet.pdf.
Additional information and resources can be found at https://www.hamiltonhealthsciences.ca/covid19/mobile-health-unit/.
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Hamilton Health Sciences