LEADING medical technology company Vanguard Healthcare Solutions has showcased its latest mobile healthcare unit at the industry’s leading gathering of professionals.
Vanguard showcased its brand new innovative mobile Central Sterile Services Department (CSSD) unit at Healthcare Estates, which was held recently in Manchester. More than 350 visitors toured the new facility over the course of the two-day event.
They were joined by Ian Hinett, President of IHEEM (Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management) who was guest of honour at a special showcase launch at the event and who, as well as cutting the ceremonial ribbon, spoke about the unit’s unique qualities.
He said: “It was a pleasure to join the team from Vanguard Healthcare Solutions to help them showcase the latest model joining their expanding fleet of mobile healthcare facilities.
“As a growing organisation, Vanguard continues to evolve its range and increase the number of units it offers to meet the ever-evolving needs of the healthcare organisations who use its facilities.
“This unit is testament to Vanguard’s commitment to working with healthcare organisations around the world to meet their temporary infrastructure needs and to develop and build the very products which meet their needs.”
One of the first of its kind, it provides a high-specification, temporary facility where all items used in procedures by hospital surgeons and clinical staff can be intensively cleaned and sterilised.
This new unit offers a mobile CSSD solution which can be used by hospitals during refurbishment projects, or in any circumstances where their own sterilization services may be out of commission, including emergencies, to provide replacement capacity for the cleaning, sterilising and repackaging of surgical instruments.
The unit, which provides all required cleaning, sterilisation and repackaging services over a 120m space, includes a pre-cleaning station with a built-in ultrasonic cleaner, washer disinfectors and steam sterilisers, packing area, independent plant room, electronic datacentre, staff welfare areas and HEPA filtered environmental air.
Lindsay Dransfield, Commercial Director at Vanguard, said: “We would like to thank Ian for officially launching the new CSSD unit at Healthcare Estates. Our focus is always on providing the facilities that healthcare organisations need to help them deliver the very best in patient care, evolving and changing to meet their developing needs and this new solution is a prime example of that in practice.
“We were delighted with how many people took tours of facility and were able to see for themselves what a key part it can play in helping hospitals maintain or increase their sterilisation services at times of need.”