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MMU: A unique resource in Canada

Overhead view of the Mobile Medical Unit and supply trailer
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The BC Medical Journal featured the Mobile Medical Unit in their November issue.

Submitted by one of the MMU’s Associate Medical Directors Mark Vu and co-authored by the team, the article highlights the unique service provided to the province of BC through the unit and team. 

The unit originally provided health care support in Whistler as part of the 2010 Vancouver-Whistler Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Since being taken over by the Provincial Health Services Authority in 2011, the Mobile Medical Unit has served as a walk-in clinic, emergency department, intensive care unit, obstetric care unit, a classroom with state-of-the-art high-fidelity patient simulators, and a disaster response training centre. 

Equipment for the unit includes two tractor-trailers, specialized tents and shelters, and a support vehicle. Directed, managed, and staffed by a multidisciplinary team of clinical, operational, and service support personnel, the unit can be mobilized within 24 hours and is available for deployment anywhere in British Columbia 365 days a year. 

Visit the BC Medical Journal’s website to read the entire articleMMU: A unique resource in Canada




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