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Mobile Medical Unit

Canada’s first mobile health facility, the MMU is a high-tech hospital on wheels, ready to be deployed 24/7 to help a health care facility during a natural disaster or other emergency, and to provide education and outreach.

The Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) is owned by the Provincial Health Services Authority as a service of Health Emergency Management BC, and partners with all B.C. health authorities. 

The BC Mobile Medical Unit website has the latest news and more details about this unique, publicly-funded resource.



Services

The MMU supports B.C.'s health authorities and Ministry of Health with: 

  • business continuity and capital renovation support 
  • public health outreach
  • emergencies and disaster relief
  • event support
  • medical education

The MMU is an extension of all hospitals and health centres in B.C., which means that a host facility’s clinicians are accredited to work in the space and their own procedures and protocols are in effect during the deployment.

The MMU's knowledgeable team of experts also consult on design, maintenance and applications of mobile health solutions. 

Education

The MMU team provides a diverse set of education topics, customized to the specific needs of the learners, and delivered in a dynamic and engaging environment.

The MMU website has details on the current types of training available, including hands-on, simulation training, and the Applied Disaster Medicine course.Learn about MMU education services


History

The MMU originally provided critical and surgical care capability in the Whistler Athletes Village during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. 

The MMU became part of PHSA in 2011 and is now a service of Health Emergency Management BC, partnering with all B.C.’s health authorities.

MMU news & stories 


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The MMU was deployed to the Downtown Eastside for six months in Vancouver in 2016, supporting health care workers on the frontlines of the opioid overdose crisis.


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One of the MMU's first visits to the island (Victoria, 2011)

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