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Mobile operating theatre facilities can offer a significant increase in capacity during downtime for theatre refurbishment or during periods of high patient demand. A Vanguard theatre gives hospitals a reliable, safe answer to capacity pressures across a range of specialities and procedure types. These facilities have been widely used across the NHS since 2000. They have been utilised to reduce waiting lists for specialities including ophthalmology, ENT, dental and general surgery, amongst others. Find out more about our expertise. Standard mobile operating theatre facilities offer HEPA-filtered environmental air that conforms to Grade C EUGMP, with up to 30 fresh 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 pipeline system
  • Changing room
  • Utility areas


Unit dimensions 15m x 8m
Electrical supply 1 x 400v, 125 Amp, 3-phase N+E power supply
Water supply 1 x 15mm pipe – ¾ inch BSP brass tap connection
Foul drainage 4 x 45mm flexible pipe
Telecommunications NTE5 + RJ45 data connection

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