Role / Echelon 3

A Role 3 is characterized by its ability to perform surgical interventions, including surgical procedures (specialist surgery (neurosurgery, maxillo-facial surgery)), burns  for emergency surgical cases, to deliver life, limb and function saving medical treatment, in addition to perform reception / triage of injureds; treatment of shock on a higher level than Role 2.

Role 3 schedule


The 30 Bed Hospital is the smallest independent element of a Role-3 field hospital has advanced and specialist diagnostic capabilities  (CT scan, arthroscopy, sophisticated lab tests), major medical specialities (medicine, neurology, opthalomology). It can be applied to various types of field hospitals such as 50, 100, 200 beds that will provide this and similar service in the field of operation.



 Role 3 also has capability of:
• Life, Limb and Function saving surgical interventions
• Detection, treatment and observation of invasive infectious diseases and its septic complications
• Basic treatment of contagious diseases and implementing of all necessary isolation measures
• Psychological Counseling and Guidance
• Essential pharmaceutical support at commensurate level
• Stock of medical supplies, fluids and consumables
• Emergency blood transfusion

Scope and Contents:

Patient Wards: 40 m2 shelter system is used as patient ward with 6 beds. These beds are intended for post-operative care and short-term admission patients. One similar ward can be added and used for separation of possible contagious patients (with dedicated ablution unit), the other ward provides surge capacity with respirators, monitors etc. for post-operative care. Patient Ward is supported with the shower and toilet units.

Operating Theatre in 24m² Expandable Container:  The surgical capability defines the function of a Role 3 Basic initial surgery response capability provided on a continuous 24 / 7. There is minimum one Operating Theatre with one operating table with a capacity of 8 surgical operations per day (4 critically wounded patients and an additional Damage Control Resuscitation (DCR) capability within the Emergency Room) The Operating Theatre has access to central medical gases and appropriately is staffed with the necessary specialist medical staff.

Intensive Care Unit for surgical and non-surgical emergencies, including ventilation in 24 m² Expandable Container: 4 High Dependency monitoring beds with ventilator that can be used in emergency situations for a short period as a bed for a ventilated patient. These beds will be appropriately staffed with the necessary medical professionals. Post-Op/ICU is able to manage post-operative patients, including the provision of sedative care and pain control.

Dental Care Unit in 24 m² Expandable Container:Unit equipped with 2 dental chairs, where surgical interventions can be performed.

Tent field role3 role3 inside

role3tent  OP Theatre