Pop-up hospitals are increasingly popularly around the world.

Noted for their efficient functionality and cost-effective construction, pop-up hospitals rely on multi-type temporary and semi-temporary structures to meet their operational needs.

Some traditional hospitals also rely on convenient pop-up constructions to meet seasonal or special needs that their current facility does not.

Because they are highly effective, you can expect these hospitals to continue to pop up in more and more locations around the globe.


Temporary structures offer hospitals the flexibility they need to provide care in a multitude of settings. Portable structures for hospitals can be constructed in a matter of days. They are also integral for hospitals that need to remodel or construct permanent solutions. As the BBC reported, temporary structures allow hospitals to operate during transitional phases without disrupting business.


Because temporary buildings allow hospitals to operate even while their permanent structures are being remodelled, they provide a cost-effective means for hospitals to continue to operate and conduct business. They are also more affordable to construct than permanent or traditional hospital structures. According to DailyMail.com, thousands of temporary structures are cropping up for use as hospital wards that issues different types of patient care. These cost-effective solutions allow hospitals to affordably construct the structures they need to deliver care.


Just like permanent hospital structures, temporary structures used for healthcare must adhere to standards and various regulations. Each country has its own policies regarding hospital constructions and standards. Moreover, hospitals most adhere to the manufacturers' regulations regarding these structures. Various types of temporary buildings have limitations that hospitals must respect. When it comes to safety, hospitals must follow prescribed regulations regarding particular each particular construction type.

Why Opt for a Temporary Hospital Structure?

Doctor 1 (PD)Temporary buildings are revolutionizing the role that field hospitals can play in healthcare delivery. Temporary buildings can be constructed within days unlike traditional buildings. Moreover, they are designed with materials that can be more effective than materials used to create temporary structures decades ago. When it comes to global emergencies such as the recent Ebola epidemic in Africa, pop-up hospitals are essential for meeting health care needs during natural disasters or other epidemics.

Many hospitals throughout the world continue to age. These structures require considerable maintenance and renovation to meet today's hospital standards and building codes. Cost-effective temporary structures allow hospital departments to operate and continue to deliver important healthcare to people even during the renovations of their permanent building.

Types of Pop-Up Hospital Structures

Some pop-up hospitals may use temporary structures on a seasonal basis. Some may host blood drives in these temporary structures or deliver emergency care in locations that require additional healthcare facilities. Other hospitals may require semi-permanent structures as a long-term solution to enhance their operation.

Today's temporary structures support hospitals with their innovative designs and durable materials. For hospitals where budgets are tight, these temporary structures are also affordable solutions that may be relied upon for fulfil a variety of needs. Because of their immense practicality, you can expect to see more pop-up hospitals popping up in the near future.

By Antony Hunt

Anthony is the managing director for a company that is involved in the portable building industry. With over three decades in the field, he likes to share his insights by posting online. Look for his articles on many business, healthcare and environmental websites and blogs. Follow Anthony on Facebook.

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