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Emergency support and emergency surgery

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Emergency support

As a high-tech hospital on wheels, the MMU is ready to be deployed 24/7 to help a health care facility during a disaster or other emergency. Emergency deployments generally involve a form of natural disaster or infrastructure failure such as fire or flood, and can also involve public health emergencies.

Along with the physical unit, the MMU’s team of clinicians can serve as an additional resource to a community experiencing an emergency event. 

Emergency Surgery 

The MMU has a separate room that can be configured to a one-table operating room where emergency surgical and life-saving procedures can be performed prior to transport to a higher level of care.

Below are some examples of emergency deployments and the various types of care that we have provided:

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2012 – Jim Pattison Outpatient Care & Surgery Centre, business continuity response 
2016-2017 – St. Paul’s Hospital, opioid overdose response unit 

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