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)