Mixed-modality endoscopy solution installed at Airedale hospital

By Jo Makosinski | Published: 21-Nov-2022

Modular and mobile solution helps trust maintain services during refurbishment work

Vanguard Healthcare Solutions has partnered with Airedale NHS Foundation Trust to help it maintain endoscopy capacity during refurbishment.

The trust serves a population of 200,000 in Yorkshire and Lancashire, and Vanguard Healthcare Solutions has designed and built a bespoke mixed-modality solution, including modular and mobile elements, which includes a fully-equipped modular dual-procedure room and a five-bed ward.

The suite will be sited at Airedale Hospital in West Yorkshire for an initial six months while work is undertaken to update the hospital’s existing endoscopy facilities.

Operating five days a week, the solution includes waiting and reception areas, consultation rooms, toilet facilities, and a staff welfare space, as well as utility and plant spaces – all within the combined modular and mobile building.

The facility will be open for at least six months while refurbishment work is underway

The facility will be open for at least six months while refurbishment work is underway

Admission and discharge will also be in the facility so patients will not have to visit the main hospital building, enhancing infection control procedures and convenience for patients.

The mobile element of the solution is one of the latest to be built by Vanguard and is the first to be designed and built to stand at 18m in length.

The modular element is made up of 11 modules and took five weeks from delivery of the modules to testing and becoming operational.

Simon Conroy, national endoscopy and sterile sales manager at Vanguard, said: “This space which we have created with the trust includes our latest mobile endoscopy facility which is newly built and fresh off of our production line – and the first to be engineered at the new 18m length.

“It’s a very-exciting project and the trust has been highly engaged throughout the process – every department has done everything they possibly can to help the process run smoothly.

“We’re delighted to be working with them and to help them maintain capacity for these essential procedures while their own facilities are out of commission for a short period of time while they undergo repair.”

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