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Vanguard mobile operating theatres can offer a significant increase in capacity during times of refurbishment or increased clinical need. A Vanguard theatre gives hospitals a reliable, safe answer to capacity pressures across a range of specialities and procedure types. Mobile laminar flow operating theatres have been widely used across the NHS for procedures including hip replacements, knee replacements and joint revisions. Vanguard laminar flow theatre facilities offer HEPA-filtered environmental air that conforms to Grade A EUGMP, with up to 600 air changes per hour passing over the patient, and 25 fresh air changes.

All mobile operating theatre units include:

  • Anaesthetic room
  • Operating theatre
  • Scrub area
  • 2-bed, first-stage recovery area
  • HEPA-filtered environmental air
  • Integrated medical gas pipeline system
  • Changing room
  • Utility areas


Unit dimensions 15m or 15.5m x 8m
Electrical supply
1 x 400v, 125 Amp 3-phase N+E power supply
Water supply 1 x 15mm pipe a – ¾ inch BSP – brass tap connection
Foul drainage 1 x 45mm flexible pipe
Telecommunications NTE5

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