Type-1 Mobile Teams

A Mobile Team consists up to nine (9) personnel which can access remote areas and provide outpatient services to over fifty patients a day. NZMAT has the capability to deploy two mobile teams simultaneously if required.
A Mobile Team:
  • Deploy in between 24 to 48 hours from point of origin for a minimum period of 14 days
  • Has a central base of operations leadership / coordination team
  • Provides mobile outreach primary and emergency care
  • Operational during daylight hours only within existing facilities / shelter or with own gazebo facility
  • Deploys with appropriate equipment and supplies
  • Adhere to the Emergency Medical Team (EMT) guiding principles and core standards
The World Health Organisation provides the following brief description and key characteristics of Type-1 Mobile Team (2021):
Descriptor Services Key Characteristics Minimal Benchmark Indicators Opening Hours
  • Outpatient initial care and referral for further investigation using mobile medical teams and serve hard to reach populations, according to the context of the emergency
  • Triage, Assessment, First Aid
  • Treatment of trauma and non-trauma emergencies
  • Stabilization and referral of patients requiring inpatient services and higher level of care
  • Primary health care for basic communicable and non-communicable diseases, basic reproductive health services
  • Light, portable, adaptable
  • Can work in remote areas to access small communities
  • Either operating from suitable existing structures or supply their own mobile outpatient facilities, such as tents or special equipped vehicles as ‘Mobile medical clinics’
  • Expected to have a base of operations allowing resupply and full compliance with all requirements of self-sufficiency, sterility, cold chain and supply chain
  • Capable of treating at least 50 outpatients / day
  • Daytime (shortened clinic times allowing safe travel to and from remote sites)

Type-1 Fixed Camp Facility

A Fixed Camp Health Facility can provide outpatient care and can serve over a hundred patients a day and is staffed with a team of 32 – 36 personnel NZMAT has the capability to deploy one fixed camp health facility which is a fully self-sufficient, static temporary primary & emergency care clinic (8 chairs, 9 stretchers and 2 resuscitation tables).
A Fixed Camp Facility:

Deploy within 24 – 48 hours from point of origin for a minimum period of 14 days
Has a central base of operations leadership / coordination team (this could be embedded within the fixed facility as required)
Provides primary, emergency and maternal child health outpatient care
Provides emergency resuscitation care (24 hours)
Operational during daylight hours only
Deploys with appropriate equipment and supplies
Adhere to the Emergency Medical Team (EMT) guiding principles and core standards

The World Health Organisation provides the following brief description and key characteristics of Type-1 Fixed Facility (2021):
Descriptor Services Key Characteristics Minimal Benchmark Indicators Opening Hours
  • Outpatient initial care of injuries and other health care needs and referrals for ongoing investigation or care and community based primary care from a fixed location.
  • Triage, Assessment, First Aid
  • Treatment of trauma and non-trauma emergencies
  • Stabilization and referral of patients requiring inpatient services and higher level of care
  • Primary health care for basic communicable and non-communicable diseases, basic reproductive health services
  • Use light deployable, adaptable facility structure
  • Must be able to supply their own fixed outpatient facilities, such as tents or special equipped vehicles but can work from suitable existing structures if requested
  • 100 outpatients / day
  • Daytime outpatient services but on-call team available to provide life-saving care overnight for emergency cases

About the Fixed Camp Health Facility

NZMAT’s fixed health facility is a series of interconnecting sections for triage, primary care/emergency area, maternity, resuscitation, a 10-stretcher observation area, and a pharmacy. There is also storage, logistics and administrative command and control areas. It carries sufficient equipment and medical supplies to treat 1400 people in two weeks, including making its own drinking water from raw or salt water. It can be swiftly erected in 90 minutes and arranged in different configurations depending on the space available and needs. It is easy to transport and gives great flexibility for the team to respond to different emergencies in remote locations.
NZMAT – Major Incident AirShelter set-up – YouTube

We also had this 3D walkthrough of our facility done

NZMAT Deployable Modules

NZMAT also has the capability to deploy the following modules either separately or as part of a Fixed Camp Facility:
Forward Planning Team (FPT)
Small team up to 3 – 4 personnel that provide health system needs assessment and site establishment role
  • Deploy in under 12 hours from point of origin for a period of 5 – 7 days
  • Provide assessment of potential NZMAT deployment needs and / or requirement
  • Deploy with appropriate equipment and supplies adequate to their task
  • Adhere to the EMT guiding principles and core standards
NZMAT Specialist Cell – Surgical
Small team(s) of up to 5 – 6 personnel that provide surgical support embedded:
  • Within an existing theatre facility at local hospital in the country of deployment
  • Deployed as part of Type-2 Fixed Camp Health Facility (i.e. joint deployment with the Australian Medical Assistance Team (AUSMAT)
A surgical team(s) may deploy at the same time as Mobile Teams and / or the Fixed Camp Health Facility or as a stand-alone team(s).
A Surgical Team:
  • Deploy within 24 – 48 hours from point of origin for a minimum period of 14 days
  • Has a central base of operations leadership / coordination team
  • Provides surgical theatre support & expertise to support ‘business as usual’ or surge capacity
  • Operational during daylight hours only
  • Deploy with minimal supporting consumables
  • Adhere to the EMT guiding principles and core standards
NZMAT Specialist Cell – IPC / Outbreak
A team of clinical personnel (number determined by size of emergency) supported by a base of operations that provide infectious diseases support embedded within an existing health facility or EMT.
A IPC / Outbreak team may deploy at the same time as Mobile Teams and / or the Fixed Camp Health Facility or as a stand-alone team.
A IPC / Outbreak Team:
  • Deploy within 24 – 48 hours from point of origin for a minimum period of 14 days
  • Has a central base of operations leadership / coordination team
  • Provides IPC / Outbreak expertise and support during a disease outbreak (i.e. Measles)
  • Operational during daylight hours only
  • Deploys with minimal supporting consumables
  • Adhere to the EMT guiding principles and core standards

NZMAT Specialist Cell – Other

NZMAT has the capability to deploy small teams of personnel that provide specialist clinical care embedded within existing health facilities or Emergency Medical Team.
Core Function Description
Transport and Retrieval
Specialist transfer team for critically ill patients (in conjunction with host Ministry of Health)
Team of 4 personnel
Maternal Health
Specialist midwifery & obstetric surgical care team
Team of 6 personnel
Neonatal & Paediatrics
Specialist paediatric & neonatal care team
Team of 5 personnel
Burns
Specialist burns care team
Team of 4 personnel
Plastic / Wound Care
Specialist plastics / wound care team
Team of 4 personnel
Mental Health
Specialist mental health care team
Team of 6 personnel
Paramedic
Team of paramedics to provide support to host MoH / EMT
Team of 4 personnel
Radiology
Radiology support to host Ministry of Health / EMT
1 personnel or as required
Pathology
Pathology support to host Ministry of Health / EMT
1 personnel or as required
Pharmacy
Pharmacy support to host Ministry of Health / EMT
1 personnel or as required

NZMAT Logistics & Coordination Cells

NZMAT has the capability to deploy Small teams up to 6 personnel that provide specialist technical expertise embedded within host Ministry of Health.
Core Function Description
EMT Coordination

Specialist team to assist with international EMT coordination & tasking (in support host MoH)

WHO EMTCC trained

Minimum 2 (embedded)

Minimum 4 (standalone)

Health Emergency

Operations

Specialist transfer team to assist with coordination of health emergency operations management & immediate / priority assessment (in support host MoH)

Health EOC experience

Team of 4 personnel

Health Logistics &

Infrastructure

Specialist technical trade team to assist with immediate repairs of critical health infrastructure (in consultation with host MoH)

Urban Search and Rescue experience

Team of 6 personnel