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New Mobile Lithotripsy Unit launched

New Mobile Lithotripsy Unit launched

After years of planning and hard work, our new state-of-the-art Mobile Lithotripsy Unit launched this month. The new unit was custom-built with durability and high performance in mind, both on the road and in the theatre.

The lithotripter was successfully removed from the existing mobile lithotripsy unit and installed in its new home by a German engineer who flew from Switzerland to complete the job. Clinical upgrades include a new anaesthetic machine and reticulated gas system, and a positive pressure vehicle ventilation system for a cleaner treating environment. The treatment and control room are larger, and there is easier entry stairs for patients and staff. The floorplan has also been improved to allow better patient flow, increased accessibility to the staff kitchen and private workspace, and a larger area for the clinical team with an extra slide-out for seating.

Not only has the interior design been updated, but the exterior has also been enhanced with a strengthened overall design with subtle aesthetic tweaks. The vinyl wrap design has a modern touch with a strong brand identity that captures attention and increases brand awareness.

We are proud to bring our patients and staff a new lithotripsy unit that offers the latest technology to successfully treat patients with kidney stones, as well as a comfortable environment during their journey from beginning to end. The new unit will support staff to deliver high quality care and an efficient service to local areas.

Thank you to everyone involved in the project – Forestaire Automotive Climate Specialists and SAS (Rotorua), Pascal Nolte (service engineer from Germany, STORZ MEDICAL AG) and DB Signs (Tauranga).

Discover the new lithotripsy unit by checking out the photos below.

 

Progress of the new lithotripsy unit

Progress of the new lithotripsy unit

The new lithotripsy unit is currently under construction in Rotorua and is due to be completed in March 2021. The new unit will have a modern fit-out, will be clean and spacious and have enhanced features including upgraded equipment, increased floor space, re-configuration of rooms to improve staff flow, and an improved patient journey when entering and exiting the unit.

The build is making steady progress and we look forward to getting the new unit on the road next year! Check out some of the photos of the build…

 

The new lithotripsy unit rolls into Rotorua

The new lithotripsy unit rolls into Rotorua

Mobile Medical Technology’s lithotripsy unit has been on the road since 1995, has treated more than 12,500 patients, and is now servicing Rotorua.  

The lithotripsy unit currently visits ten different locations from Whangarei to Dunedin on a four-week cycle. As of March, the lithotripsy unit started treating patients at the new site in Rotorua. The 20 tonne unit parks up at the Southern Cross car park, where patients are admitted and monitored prior to and after their procedure.

This new site gives patients in the Bay of Plenty area a chance to receive Extra Corporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL) to treat their kidney stones. It also allows patients to be treated by their own urologist, close to home.

Mobile Health Chief Executive Mark Eager sees the direct benefits of sharing mobile with Rotorua. “Bringing the lithotripsy unit to Rotorua is a fantastic solution for Bay of Plenty patients. Because the ESWL treatment is a non-invasive procedure, and because they can be treated locally, receiving kidney stone treatment becomes a much less stressful experience for the patient.”

 

 

Lithotripsy unit upgrade

Lithotripsy unit upgrade

We are pleased to announce the re-development of the lithotripsy unit is complete. This refurbishment has upgraded the facility with a new generation lithotripter (a Storz modulith F2) and re-design of the patient care and control areas.