Temporary Modular Ward

A temporary transportable modular ward  has the ability to decant clinical activities from existing hospital infrastructure to allow refurbishment and upgrades to occur as well as the ability to deliver clinical services in circumstances where a traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ build is not a viable approach.

Aspen Medical’s modular clinical infrastructure units are constructed around concepts of flexible infrastructure taking advantage of off-site construction, reduced manufacturing times, minimal site disruption during installation, fast set-up times and transportability to meet geographic shifts in demand over time. Additionally, the flexible and scalable nature of the units allows us to provide facilities of any size.

Key features

The modules are of a steel frame construction with a galvanised C Purlin floor structure for long life and allow modules to be stacked or placed on a support structure for access at the first-floor level or above where required. The internal finish of the units is of a high quality with a high level of inclusions and using materials that are accepted by health services around Australia.

  • Walls and ceilings finished with composite panels offering high levels of insulation, a self-extinguishing fire-retardant core and a surface which is non-porous.
  • Floor substrate of high-strength board which is non-absorbent, made for lifetime performance and is self-extinguishing
  • Homogeneous sheet vinyl flooring and 304 Grade linished finish stainless steel sinks and benches meeting infection control requirements.
  • Medical gases are in accordance with AS 2896-2011 in copper tube, flexible hose assemblies to ISO 5359 standards with auto change manifolds as per Australian requirements.
  • Lifting mounts based on a standard ISO 40’ and 20’ container specifications making handling and ease of transport of the module by flatbed truck, side loader, tilt tray, crane or container forklift. The unit is rapidly deployable to other targeted locations should the demand require.

How it works

Our design team will work closely with your department specialists in the design phase to deliver the right product for task. Existing floor plans can be altered to suit demand and preference of the client. Typical lead time for a new build is approximately 14 weeks.

Once engaged, Aspen Medical will conduct a comprehensive site survey to determine best access for trucks and cranes, location for the modular units, and proximity to existing hospital utilities and main building entries.

After installation onsite, Aspen Medical will work closely with the hospital during the validation and commissioning phase to ensure the modular unit is operational to relevant state government health regulations. Any necessary training will be supplied before handover to ensure all staff are familiar and confident in the temporary modular ward.

Aspen Medical can offer either a leasing arrangement for the units or an outright purchase option. Because of the flexibility of being able to move these units easily with little impact to hospital operations, an outright purchase is an attractive prospect for hospital chains or state governments with that have elective backlogs, refurbishment requirements across multiple locations or as a cost-effective solution to add capability.

Inclusions in a typical temporary modular ward from Aspen Medical

Oxygen, medical air and suction to all patient bays
Connection to facility IT and tracking system
Medical gas supply system using 2 x 8,000 L cylinders on oxygen and medical air systems
Option to connect medical gas system to hospital supplies
Connection to facility’s fire system
Gascon auto changeover manifolds and a BOC Gases medical gas alarm panel
Suction is supplied by a Busch double pump medical suction system
Bespoke ducted air conditioning system to provide environment control
Built as close to or at times exceeds Australian Health Facility Guidelines
UPS system provides a battery back-up
Interior lighting using the latest technology LED lights
Drug safe
Handwashing sinks x 4
Patient WCs x 2 including disabled access
Nurse Call System with annunciator and pagers
Smoke alarms, exit signs and emergency lighting in accordance with building standards
Coved homogeneous sheet vinyl flooring
304 Grade linished finish stainless steel sinks and benches
Walls and ceilings are self-extinguishing with a fire-retardant core
Pan room with dedicated entry (not accessible from Ward)
Staff amenities area and Nurses’ station
Medication room with swipe access

Hospital requirements for the installation of a temporary modular ward

Electrical connection to hospital3 x 50 Amp 3-phase sockets
Water supply to hospital¾ brass quick connector and suitable hose length
Connection to hospital grey water system50mm male threaded connection
Planning permissionRelevant state government/council building approvals and permits
Engineering Footings and associated groundworks, associated linkways to module


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