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MMU in the News

Here is a list of MMU appearances in the news.

Video: Work underway to turn Vancouver Convention Centre into a medical Facility

BC CTV News 

April 2, 2020 

Mobile Medical Unit supports COVID-19 response plans in downtown Vancouver, B.C. 

Mobile Medical Unit to house inmates sick with COVID-19 at Abbotsford Hospital 

CBC News 

April 14, 2020 

Mobile Medical Unit supports COVID-19 response plans to Fraser Health Authority.

Video: BC's Mobile Medical Unit


February 27, 2019

A tour of the province's Mobile Medical Unit that can be deployed anywhere in B.C. when disaster strikes.

Provincial Mobile Medical Unit makes an appearance in Kelowna

Kelowna Capital News

September 19, 2019 

The high tech hospital on wheels provides medical care for rural communities and during emergencies.


‎Video: Take a look at BC's Mobile Medical Unit 

North Island Gazette 

June 8, 2018 

The one-of-a-kind unit visited Port Hardy Hospital. 

Mobile emergency unit has made its way to Nanaimo

Nanaimo News

June 10, 2018

A mobile emergency department with a mission to help when disaster strikes.

Mobile medical to be tested at Delta hospital 

Delta Optimist 

November 17, 2018 

A Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) will be set up to test network connectivity for various pieces of technology in the event Delta Hospital requires an MMU in an emergency.

Hope ER patients will receive care in mobile unit as ER undergoes renovations

Hope Standard

October 19, 2017

During the renovation at Fraser Canyon Hospital, The MMU will act as a temporary Emergency Department to continue patient care.

High-tech hospital on wheels rolls into Oliver

Oliver Chronicle

June 8, 2017

The MMU unit and its team were profiled during their visit at South Okanagan General Hospital for specialized clinical training. 

Province moves mobile hospital to DTES to help ease the overload in overdose crisis response at St. Paul's 

Vancouver Sun

December 12, 2016

BC Health Minister Terry Lake tours the MMU before opening as an 'overdose crisis response' unit in the Downtown Eastside.

Cowichan Valley Citizen

October 5, 2016

The MMU and its team were profiled during an education deployment to Cowichan District Hospital. ‎

Merritt Herald
June 22, 2016
The Merritt Herald profiled the MMU during a deployment to Nicola Valley Hopsital & Health Centre to provide education. 

Global News
June 9, 2016
Global News toured the MMU during the Exercise Coastal Response in Port Alberni from June 7-10. 

Alberni Valley News
June 9, 2016
The Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness, Naomi Yamamoto, Port Alberni mayor, Mike Ruttan and Tofino mayor, Josie Osborne toured "ground zero" in Port Alberni today to showcase Exercise Coastal Response and the venues involved in the exercise.

Alberni Valley News
June 9, 2016
Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness Naomi Yamamoto, toured “ground zero” in Port Alberni on Thursday, June 9 to showcase Exercise Coastal Response (ECR).

Chek News
June 9, 2016
During the Port Alberni earthquake drill, the MMU collaborated with a number of different agencies including Heavy Urban Search & Rescue, BCEHS and Emergency Support Services. 

Metro News
June 8, 2016
The MMU was part of the BC Government’s $1.2 million earthquake drill. 

CBC News
June 7, 2016
CBC featured a story on the Port Alberni Exercise Coastal Response drill. The MMU was one of 60 agencies participating in the exercise. 

Times Colonist
June 2, 2016



Six years on the road with the Mobile Medical Unit 

The Vancouver Sun
November 16, 2015
The MMU was featured in an article in the Vancouver Sun, which highlighted our program’s history and accomplishments. 


Mobile unit saving lives 

Goldstream Gazette
October 21, 2015
While on deployment at Victoria General Hospital (VGH) in October 2015, the Goldstream Gazette came for a tour and spoke with our team about the unit. The MMU visited VGH from October 14 to 22 as part of its annual planned deployment to Island Health. 

BC’s Mobile Medical Unit one of a kind in Canada


July 9, 2016

Clinical Operations Director Peter Hennecke spoke about the unit and program while on deployment in Merritt. The unit and team hosted an open house for media and stakeholders in July 2015. 

Mobile Medical Unit visits Merritt

Interior Health 
July 2015 
Interior Health shares photos of the MMU’s visit to Merritt in July 2015. 

Kamloops BC Now
July 10, 2015
The unit hosted a Cystic Fibrosis clinic in Kamloops this summer. Clinicians from St. Paul’s Hospital travelled to Interior Health and using the unit as clinic space, provided specialized care to seven patients in their own community.

A hospital-on-wheels has rolled into Kamloops
CBC Kamloops
July 10, 2015
Peter Hennecke, Clinical Operations Director, spoke with CBC about the unit’s visit to Kamloops to host a specialized CF clinic. Thanks to the unit’s flexible clinical space, it can host a variety of clinics and specialized medial outreach, enabling patients across the province to receive care right in their own community. Listen to the audio for more. 

MMU Supports UHNBC During 2015 Canada Winter Games

The Citizen 100

February 13, 2015
The MMU has deployed to the University Hospital of Northern BC to provide surge support during the Canada Winter Games. The unit will serve as the hospital's minor treatment area from Februay 13-28, allowing additional space for an increased volume of higher acuity patients in the fixed hospital, should it be required.


MMU visits Whistler for Crankworx

August 21, 2014
The MMU was in Whistler Aug 12-18 to support the latter stages of the Crankworx festival. The deployment wrapped up a string of consecutive missions supporting surge during mass gathering events in the province this summer. The set-up in Whistler was also the first time the MMU has provided emergency surgical capability since the 2010 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games.

MMU News clip on Global Okanagan

July 31, 2014
Check out this great video of the MMU being set-up for surge support in Penticton.

Mobile medical unit arrives at PRH in time for Boonstock

July 30, 2014

The MMU is on the road again, this time in Pentiction. The MMU will be providing surge support to the hospital as a result of anticipated busy August long weekend, with the Boonstock Music Festical in town, expected to draw 8,000 visitors. This is the second of four festival-related deployments for the MMU this summer.

MMU staff plays key role following plane crash

July 17, 2014

The MMU was in the right place at the right time when a small float plane crashed near Bella Bella.

MMU Visit to Fernie a Big Hit!

July 14, 2014

Director of Care from Elk Valley Hosptial in Fernie BC, gives kudos to the MMU following a recent educational visit. Thanks to our partners at BC Ambulance Service for helping to facilitate and make this possible!

On the road to Bella Bella!

July 8, 2014

The MMU is on the road again, this time headed to Bella Bella to support surge capacity at the RW Large Memorial Hospital during the Qatuwas "Tribal Journey's" canoe festival, which will welcome thousands of visitors.

Attention Fernie: Come check-out the MMU June 23!

June 12, 2014

The MMU will be arriving in Fernie Friday June 20, and will be open to the public for tours Monday June 23, 1000am-700pm. Come for a tour of the MMU, and see your local hospital staff in action as they participate in continuing clinical education.

PNW Border Health Alliance Annual Forum May 12-14

May 12, 2014

Members of the MMU team are headed south to Portland today to attend the Annual Pacific North West Border Health Alliance. visit their website at to learn more!

BC Mobile Medical Unit

Grand Opening of Updated ER in Kitimat

March 19, 2014

The newly updated Emergency Department is now open in Kitimat, and after three and a half months of supporting the renovation in this small, but booming, northern BC community, the MMU has returned to its home base in Delta. The uni is now undergoing annual preventative maintenance and gearing up for another busy year.

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