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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.

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 banks
  • Changing room
  • Utility areas


Unit dimensions 16.9m x 8.1m
Electrical supply
125 Amp 3-phase power
Water supply 1 x 15mm pipe at 3 bar with brass tap connection
Foul drainage 1 x 45mm pipe
Telecommunications NTE5

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