Greetings from Paramedics for Paramedics!
We have some groundbreaking news to share with you today. We have officially concluded our third (and likely final!) project aimed at helping paramedics in Ukraine.
Collaboration with Hospitallers
Our recent collaboration with the Ukrainian NGO Hospitallers, a volunteer medical battalion, led to the conversion of a Mercedes Citaro low-floor city bus into a fully-equipped, five-bed Mobile Medical Unit (MMU). This MMU is designed to support patient evacuations and critical care transfers.
Some of its notable features include solar panels, a heat pump, and humidified oxygen. We also ensured a backup generator, sink, mini-fridge, and coffee machine were installed—because what's a medical unit without coffee for the tireless paramedics?
But perhaps the most innovative aspect is the aisle width. Based on a direct request from Hospitallers, we have an aisle wide enough for a stretcher to move down freely. This allows easy transfer of patients onto the beds. The stretcher itself then secures as the fifth bed, giving the MMU loading and offloading capability anywhere, anytime, and fulfilling a crucial requirement from front-line feedback.
Impact So Far
It’s worth mentioning that Hospitallers' current MMU has transported over 1600 patients in the last six months. We anticipate our MMU to make a similar positive impact in the coming months.
This project would not have been possible without the generous contribution from the Ukrainian Catholic Church of Kelowna (Dormition of the Mother of God) and their 'We Help Ukraine' group. Their support is in addition to countless other donors across Canada, whose money has gone directly to the front lines with this project.
Most importantly, a big thank you to Polish company MMcamp, the Warsaw-based RV conversion company, for completing this project with such professionalism and expertise.
Together, we are making a difference, one patient at a time. Thank you for your continued support and trust in Paramedics for Paramedics.
Stay safe and healthy!