Mobile ATC Towers

Trailer and Container Based Hospital Units

The MATC Trailer and Container Hospital Units are designed to provide a modular approach to building a self-contained field hospital that can be either 5th Wheel Trailer based units or purpose-built containers designed for transport by any large commercial haulage trailer. The units are designed to be linked together using bridging pods and can be equipped for major surgical practice with options for Operating Theatres, X-Ray and Ultrasound units, Outpatient Treatment, and Wards. Designed with hydraulically expanding “Pods” for increased room, but retaining standard vehicle dimensions in transit, the system allows the hospital to be as small or as large as the situation dictates.

Trailer Based Solution

Each trailer can be equipped for various medical purposes and then linked together using bridging walkways. If more space is required additional trailers, containers or even tented units can be added.

Container Based Solution

The container-based solution is also designed to link together its units to provide extensive medical facilities that provide the customer flexibility to deploy the right solution for any given scenario.

Medical Equipment

Various types, and standards of medical equipment can be supplied. This applies to the clinical medical devices, the on-board air handling solutions, and patient furnishings.

Trailer and Container Based Hospital Units Overview

Customer Preferences

The expandable modular medical trailers are designed to suit specific customer requirements and MATC works with the customer to assure their needs are met.

Medical Rooms

Medical facilities for diagnosis, treatment and recovery are available with a choice of equipment made by the customer. Laminar air flow systems for sterile areas can also be specified if required.


The trailers can be towed by any commercial 5th Wheel prime mover and can be specified to be completely self-contained with on board power, water, wastewater, and medical gas facilities.

Customer preferences

Expandable modular medical containers can be 20 Foot, 40 Foot, or bespoke and are designed to suit specific customer requirements. MATC works with the customer to assure their needs are met.

Clinic Type

Medical facilities for diagnosis, treatment and recovery are available with a choice of equipment made by the customer. Laminar air flow systems for sterile areas can also be specified if required.


The containers can be mounted on any ISO-Container Fix equipped trailer or vehicle, as well as a flatbed trailer. This means transportation methods are very flexible.

Medical Equipment Selection

Every modular unit supplied by MATC can be equipped with the medical equipment preferred by the customer to suit the application of the unit.

Medical Gas

Depending on the MMU type on-board or centralised medical gas storage and distribution can be provided.


Each trailer or container can be supplied with its own plant room with Generator, UPS and Interim Power Supply assuring critical systems stay live in a controlled manner. They can also be centralised.


MATC are a responsive, flexible contractor. They enabled us to support the demands of our end user customer through program reviews, training, and product acceptance events.  At all stages we were kept informed on progress with regular project updates provided for the duration of the contract. MATC displayed excellent programme and risk management procedures throughout which kept this complex project on track.

The motive for purchasing the Mobile Air Traffic Control Tower was to provide all airports in Lithuania with a quick deployment back up ATC capability within SWIM enabled features by using common fibre links that have been installed at all Lithuanian international airports. Mobile ATC Systems were flexible so we (Oro Navigacija) were able to use in house facilities to integrate the MATC Cabin to meet our needs; this has worked very well for us.

Mobile ATC Systems Ltd helped us to carry out a complex shipment requirement from the manufacturer with a professional approach and good communications. Everything was done in a timely manner and there were no issues with the services we received. We would be happy to engage with Mobile ATC for future service needs.

MATC delivered three ORCs to UNICEF for outreach primary healthcare in Eritrea. Colin Chapman delivered end user training in Asmara to the Health Ministry and UNICEF personnel. Geoffrey Acaye, Chief of Child Survival and Development said “Thank you too for being so supportive in this phase of the project. We will certainly reach out to you for any further support whenever required. I am confident that this initial phase will stimulate the interest of the Government and donors to expand further”.


Airport Suppliers

Airport Suppliers

ISO 9001:2015 Certified

ISO 9001:2015 Certified

East Midlands Chamber of commerce

East Midlands Chamber of commerce


When Would I Use a Trailer or Container Mounted Hospital Unit?

In the event that a hospital was nearing capacity or facilities needed to be closed for renovation a mobile Hospital could be positioned to provide care for patients that would otherwise have to travel to another hospital, or possible another city. They could also be positioned close to refugee camps to provide medical facilities to those that are desperate for help.

Trailer or Container?

This depends on what kind of transport is widely used in country. If 5th wheel articulated prime movers are readily available, then the trailer may be the most suitable as only the truck is required. However, in locations where transport is varied, and only towed trailers or flatbed trucks are common the containers may be more suitable. The containers can be equipped with hydraulic legs to eliminate the need for cranes.

What about showers, laundry, etc?

MATC can provide an extensive range of vehicles to provide support to the modular hospitals. This can include shower and toilet blocks, laundry, kitchens, and workshops as well as power and water trailers. We can work with the customer to design and manufacture whatever facility is required.