July 3, 2012
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard toured Royal Darwin Hospital's mobile medical facility during a recent leadership summit. The meeting provided an opportunity for the two countries to focus on long-term economic development and cooperation.
Australia's National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre in Darwin manages the 3,000 square foot field hospital, which was provided by BLU-MED Response Systems. The NCCTRC and its deployable medical facility play a critical role in responding to humanitarian efforts concerning both countries.
The BLU-MED mobile hospital includes inpatient beds along with sections for primary care, emergency care, critical care ward, and surgery. The portable facility is fully air-conditioned and built to withstand the brutal tropical environment of the region. Similar BLU-MED facilities have been deployed for recent disasters such as the Chile and Haiti earthquakes of 2010, last year's Joplin, Missouri tornado, and Tohoku tsunami recovery in Japan.
BLU-MED Response Systems, a division of Alaska Structures, Inc., is The World's Leader in Deployable Medical Facilities(TM). BLU-MED provides turnkey, portable shelter-based solutions for a wide range of applications including full service hospitals with triage, isolation, immunization, decontamination, emergency rooms (ER), surgery, intensive care units (ICU), and mortuaries, portable clinics, mobile field hospitals, alternate command centers, temporary housing and base camp requirements for hospital expansion, surge capacity, and emergency disaster preparedness and response. BLU-MED also offers support services including a full range of medical equipment packages, vendor managed inventory, field deployment, and training & exercise support. For more information, visit BLU-MED.com
Alaska Structures (AKS) designs, engineers and delivers the highest quality fabric building systems for extreme environments. Since it was founded in 1975, over 50,000 AKS shelters have been tested and proven in over 50 countries around the world, including more than 30,000 Alaska Military Shelters and 15,000 Alaska Environmental Control Units in Afghanistan and Iraq. For more information, visit AlaskaStructures.com.