How we can help

Whether hospitals are looking to support this crucial service during periods of refurbishment, to temporarily increase clinical capacity during peaks in demand or to help gain JAG accreditation, a mobile endoscopy suite could be the innovation that helps to answer the challenge. Vanguard endoscopy facilities have been widely used in the NHS; one Trust completed more than 8,000 procedures in a unit over three years. They offer HEPA-filtered environmental air which conforms to Grade C EUGMP and include inbuilt decontamination capability with a one-way endoscope flow.

Vanguard mobile endoscopy suites include:

  • Reception
  • Waiting area
  • Consulting room
  • Admission/discharge area
  • Procedure room
  • 4- or 8-bed recovery ward
  • WC with wheelchair access
  • Changing room
  • Refreshment area
  • Utility areas
  • Clean processing room
  • One-way flow for scopes
  • Pass-through endoscope washer/disinfector
  • Dedicated decontamination area
  • Ultraviolet light endoscope storage cabinet
  • HEPA-filtered environmental air which conforms to grade C EUGMP

Considerations

Unit dimensions 18m x 10m
Site location requirements 26m x 12m
Electrical supply 1 x 150 Amp, 3-phase N+E with D2 250 Amp or D9 150 Amp Marechal socket
Water supply 1 x 15mm pipe at 3 bar – brass tap connection
Foul drainage 5 x 35mm pipe
Telecommunications 2 connections

The initialisation process takes 3-4 hours, followed by an agreed commissioning programme.