Shipping containers are extremely versatile and robust structures which are easy to transport, site and stack making them perfect for use within healthcare. Now, many hospitals in the UK have been using accommodation and storage containers as isolation pods for people with suspected Coronavirus.
Units have been sited outside of hospital accident and emergency departments to provide extra facilities for the arrival of new patients, to support the efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. The units have phones installed which call directly through to the A&E department so anyone who is showing signs of carrying Coronavirus can enter the unit and call the team within A&E directly. By doing this, the hospitals can isolate patients potentially carrying Coronavirus away from other vulnerable people within the busy emergency departments.
Using shipping containers at hospitals and healthcare facilities is an ideal solution when additional space is needed quickly. Standard storage containers or accommodation units can be delivered within a matter of days or we can convert containers for handling specific situations which takes only a few weeks. We will work with you to design and produce the required space out of the steel containers or custom-built units, carrying out the conversion in house and delivering directly to site. Our containers can be adapted to become mobile health clinics and medical centres, pop-up emergency shelters, isolation pods, secure storage or container assessment units.