Military Field Hospitals (Level III)
Weatherhaven manufactures military field hospitals for military and emergency situations. These mobile field hospitals are custom designed for specific levels of care, operational requirements, and budgets. They range in size from sheltering tens to hundreds of beds. In addition to providing the structures, we also offer full turnkey facilities, custom medical equipment packages, and camps for hospital staff.
Our field hospitals are based on the widely used Weatherhaven MECC™ and MTS portable shelters. These shelters are configured to meet your exact needs for medical applications, including:
- Initial wound or injury surgery
- Post-operative care
- Medical wards
- Limited outpatient care
- Obstetrics and maternity
We also offer other shelters and systems to support our hospital facilities, including ablutions/wash houses, kitchens, dining halls, and laundries. These applications can be housed in our softwall or expandable container-based shelters.
Weatherhaven field hospitals are flexible in design, but typically consist of three main areas:
- Administrative: for planning and administration of the facility.
- Treatment: the main medical, surgical, and clinical areas.
- Patient-Holding: the care-giving area, such as intensive/critical care, surgical and medical wards, and a small administrative section.
Our MECC™ and MTS shelters can be joined together either end-to-end or side-to-side to create larger complexes. The hospital shelters link to interconnector kits, which link to a central corridor. The corridor can either be soft-wall based (made of fabric) or a hard-wall container corridor (made of ISO containers). This design allows hospital staff and patients to walk from one area of the facility to another without having to go outside or walk through critical areas of the hospital. Another advantage of a hard-wall container corridor is that the individual containers can be used to ship equipment or systems to the site where the hospital will be installed.
Medical equipment for the MECC™ is shipped inside the shelter, eliminating the need to place the equipment outside during shelter setup. This prevents sensitive medical equipment from being exposed to the outdoors and potentially damaged.