Hospitainer Mobile Maternity Unit

Reusable Maximum Flexibility

General Description
This mobile medical unit / maternity unit consists of a 20ft container designed to facilitate health services for victims of gender-based violence and essential maternal care. The 20ft shipping container is transformed into a medical facility with extreme robust characteristics.

The mobile maternity consists of a waiting area, a treatment/delivery room and a recovery area. It has a toilet and shower, storage room and comes fully packed with consumables, medicines and equipment. The Hospitainer Mobile Maternity is designed to facilitate medical procedures such as removal of the placenta, exploration of the uterus, reparation of perineal tears, vacuum extraction, forceps delivery and partographic assessment of the labour progress. For the victims of gender-based, violence the Hospitrailer Maternity aims to provide treatment to injuries and post-exposure prophylactic treatment as prevention to sexual transmittable infections.

The mobile maternity is a Hospitainer Maternity Unit located on a trailer. The major advantage of a mobile maternity is the flexibility to cover large areas, for example travel on nomadic tribe migration routes, and the ability to relocate the medical unit when demand is (geographically) shifting. The mobile maternity is ideal to be placed in refugee camps; when the refugees are able to return to their place of origin they might be accustomed to a certain level of health care provision.

The medical container can travel with the returnees to the post-conflict/post-disaster areas and provide immediate health services in areas where maternal health facilities are likely to be destroyed, looted or poorly functioning.  The mobile maternity is also particularly suited for community outreach programs such as STD awareness campaigns and STD testing campaigns where mobility of health infrastructure is desirable.

All necessary technical installations are delivered with the Hospitrailer, like an internal water purification system, water storage and energy supply through a generator. The generator is connected and secured on the front of the trailer.

The Hospitrailer mobile maternity is fully packed with basic medicines such as antibiotics, ergometrine, oxytocin, analgesics in the form of pre-packaged kits adapted to the medical use. Basic equipment and furniture such as a delivery bed, bassinet, manual vacuum extractor, doppler apparatus, sphygmomanometer and resuscitators are also supplied. The configuration and content of the Hospitainer Maternity can be changed upon request.

Why a mobile Hospitrailer Mobile Maternity?

  • Mobility of health care
  • Reduce maternal and infant mortality

For more information please contact Hospitainer.