Mobile medical unit on the Downtown Eastside to stop taking patients
The mobile medical unit (MMU) on the Downtown Eastside that opened to help relieve overwhelmed emergency responders amid the overdose crisis will stop accepting patients on Monday.
People that would have gone to the facility, essentially a “satellite emergency department,” will be directed to nearby clinics instead.
The MMU opened at 58 West Hastings St. in December as an alternative place to take overdose victims — alleviating the burden on paramedics and staff at St. Paul's Hospital.
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