Avandar Medical Facilities

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Counselor's Office
Sickbay with Operating Theatre

Chief Medical Officer’s Office

The Chief Medical Officer is a senior staff-level position, typically held by a lieutenant commander or commander who is a doctor of medicine with surgical skills.

Specific Duties

CMOs aboard a starship or starbase are directly in charge of the sickbay or infirmary and commanding medical department personnel and activities. The CMO's primary duties are the oversight and maintenance of the overall health and physical fitness of crew and passengers. Officers likely to be assigned as the CMO over long-duration missions of exploration have scientific training in disciplines outside of medicine allowing them to take on major, extended research projects or to better participate in a wider variety of encounters.

Medical authority

In addition to the normal duties of an officer, Starfleet Order 104 Section C gives CMOs the power to relieve an officer or crewman, including a superior one, of their duties if in the CMO's professional judgement, the officer in question is medically unfit. Typically, the CMO is expected to have the support of a senior command officer or detailed medical documentation to justify this course of action. Furthermore, as standard medical procedure, the CMO has full medical authority over any patient officially admitted into their care in their facility, including superior officers, until they are formally released from care. The CMO has the authority to order officers to do things that would be beneficent to their health, like sleeping.


The Chief Medical Officer's Office is located in Sickbay. As with the Captain's Ready Room, it is an area for the CMO to work in privacy or conduct meetings with patients, staff, and others. Its close location allows the CMO to be present in Sickbay almost immediately. The space can be personalized, and the CMO can use plants or paintings for decoration.


Sickbay is the main medical center aboard Federation starships. Sickbay is presided over by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), a senior staff member. The CMO is supported by various doctors and nurses. The area is also used for certain analyses of new lifeforms a starship might encounter and for developing treatments for unknown diseases or illnesses. When rendering aid to a stricken planet or spacecraft, the Sickbay staff treat and care for the wounded.

The Emergency Medical Hologram

The Emergency Medical Hologram is an asset to medical personnel introduced in 2370. It can be activated in the event of a major emergency or loss of the medical staff. The EMH on board the Avandar is a Mk. IV.


The Sickbay is located right next to the main turbolift at the entrance to the medical section.

Medical Laboratories 1-3

The medical section has three small laboratory facilities. The Chief Medical Officer or other medical personnel can monitor experiments or run tests here during their duty shift. The laboratories are equipped with a full bioisolation field. These three labs are connected to the main Sickbay and ICU to allow for quick access.

Intensive Care Unit

Four biobeds line the walls of the medical section's Intensive Care Unit (ICU). These are for patients receiving medical care and are equipped with biofunction monitors. There are also three private rooms that are available for long-term patients. The ICU is directly across from the main Sickbay.

Isolation Ward

The Isolation Ward has two rooms with four biobeds in each. It has its own replicator and life support systems. It is located at the far end of the medical facilities next to the Morgue.

Operating Theatre

The medical facilities has one Operating Theatre, with surgical bed, where major surgeries are performed and critical patients are treated. A large, sophisticated sensor cluster is usually installed directly above this bed. Working in conjunction with a medical tricorder, the sensor suite gives detailed information about a patient's condition. The bed is also designed to use a surgical support frame. The Operating Theatre is in Sickbay.


A Morgue is a facility or specific area used to store the bodily remains of the recently deceased for purposes of identification of the body, autopsy, and other postmortem activities. The Morgue is located at the back of the medical section near the Isolation Ward.

Counselor's Office 1 and 2

A Counselor is a position aboard Starfleet vessels and installations usually held by a senior Starfleet officer with training in psychology. As with the Chief Medical Officer, the ship's Counselor has the power to relieve other officers and crewmembers of duty if they feel that their patient is suffering from a condition that may hinder their ability to perform their duties effectively. At the Captain's discretion, the ship's Counselor may be allowed to wear something other than their normal Starfleet uniform while on duty. The Counselor's Offices are a part of the medical section on the Avandar.

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