TORONTO — Kasian Architecture recently announced it has been awarded the role of design lead in support of the development of 10 Mobile Health Units (MHU) across Canada.
Kasian will work with SNC-Lavalin and PAE joint venture on the project. Designed to house up to 100 beds each, the transportable units will be deployed to communities across the country to provide care for persons with acute respiratory diseases and distress, as required.
Each MHU will be designed to be a self-sufficient kit capable of being stored and deployed rapidly for up to 90 days, stated a release. Kasian is providing architectural and interior design services. Each MHU will include a triage area, short-stay evaluation area, two resuscitation bays, a total of 80 inpatient beds, a 20-bed Intensive Care Unit, and accommodations for portable diagnostic imaging, basic laboratory and pharmacy services, and a separate low-risk zone, which includes central supply and required support spaces.
“We’re proud to be contributing to the Government of Canada’s COVID efforts as the lead design team for the delivery of these very specialized mobile health units,” commented Ian Sinclair, principal and vice-president of health care at Kasian. “This is an unprecedented time for health care providers, so the mobile units will provide a rapid response option for those communities across Canada who may not have the capacity or expertise to manage this and similar pandemic outbreaks.”