Hospitainer is an organization committed to offering robust, low-cost and mobile medical services, especially for emergencies.
Hospitainer is a mobile containerized medical solution offering a customizable range of medical solutions such as maternal, dental and surgical services. It can be deployed on the ground, on wheels or on water depending on the nature of the need. It is designed by Hospitainer and currently commercialized, operating on 4 continents.
Worldwide. Hospitainer has been utilized in the following countries: Colombia, Congo, Corsica (France), Haiti, Iraq, Jordan, Liberia, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan (Darfur), Syria, Timor-Leste, Germany, Romania, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, and Indonesia.
Trained medical personnel
The containers are mass produced.
The hospitainer can be obtained by directly contacting the manufacturer through their website.
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The hospitainer is designed as a mobile, semi-permanent hospital, customizable to the needs of patients in the area in which it has been deployed. It can be deployed on the ground, on wheels or on water. The hospitainer can be customized to incorporate a surgical unit, dental care unit, maternal ward and/or infectious disease control unit. Aside from conflict/disaster areas, the hospitainer can also be used in more stable environments to temporarily increase capacity.
A trained technician capable of making repairs to medical equipment is suggested to be on site during operations.
Available by shipment. Hospitainer is usually deployed in disaster or conflict areas with replacements components.
Hospitainer aims to offer the right medical equipment at the right time and at the right place focused to minimize human suffering.
Chances of contracting infectious diseases is commonly higher in and around hospital facilities. Patients, visitors, and staff should take proper precautions to maintain a clean and protected campus.
While Hospitainer offers various modifications or upgrades that include water filtration systems and solar power, the units should be placed near water and solar resources.
Hospitainer offers also offers a variety container models that range from surgery theaters, to dental care, to infectious disease control.
C.B.E.M. Reusken, S.Pas, S.L. Smits, B.L. Haagmans, M.P.G. Koopmans, 2015, Achtergronden bij inzet Nederlandse mobiele laboratoria in West Afrika, Infectieziekten Bulletin, 26, pp. 242-245
Maassen, Y., 2017, Genomineerd: Beekpark Tandartsen Apeldoorn, Standby, 31(5), pp. 16-19
The hospitainer has been field tested in a number of areas including Philippines, Syria, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The full list of projects in which the hospitainer has been deployed can be found here
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