British MoD acquired new field hospital 42210154

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British MoD acquired new field hospital
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group delivered to the British Ministry of Defence a new mobile hospital system. It is a modular Role 3 hospital, including all the departments necessary for a trauma hospital’s operation. The procurement is part of the Future Force 2020 strategy.
British MoD acquired new field hospital
Aerial view of the mobile hospital system (Photo: Marshall Aerospace)

The mobile hospital has a full environmental control, in order to maintain a steady temperature and humidity. Such a hospital is comprised of different departments, namely the resuscitation, operating theatre, intensive care, advanced diagnostics, pharmacy and laboratory facilities.

Its design phase was carried out in cooperation with the MoD, in order to ensure that the layout would be the ideal one, based on the experience of currently fielded hospitals. The aim of this was to make sure that the transition would be simple and only a minimal training would be required when switching between hospitals.

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group used military off-the-shelf technology and a modular approach, to allow future for upgrades and concepts. This also allows the Armed Forces to deploy the whole or part of the hospital in short notice, anywhere in the world.

Steve Fitz-Gerald, CEO of Marshall Aerospace, stated that this hospital will allow the UK MoD to provide high-class capabilities, similar to those of an NHS facility, but deployed to a forward area, whether it is a war zone operation or a humanitarian mission.