Ophthalmic hub helps combat elective care backlog

Published: 1-Mar-2022

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board commissions mobile and modular solutions from Vanguard Healthcare Solutions

Vanguard Healthcare Solutions has designed and installed a new ophthalmic hub for the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff to help tackle the acute care backlog.

The bespoke mixed-modality facility is made up of two Vanguard mobile laminar flow operating theatres.

And a modular unit, designed, built, and installed by Vanguard, houses a reception, consultation room, staff facilities, and short-stay ward.

This allows the entire patient journey to take place within the hub, with no need for patients to visit the main hospital building.

Surgery will take place in one of the two theatres, which each include an anaesthetic room, operating theatre, and a recovery room.

The facility will be on site until January 2023 and will enable procedures to be carried out five days a week.

Maxine Lawson, account manager for the South at Vanguard Healthcare Solutions, said: “The use of this mixed-modality solution in Cardiff is an example of how mobile and modular solutions are an excellent way to help healthcare providers meeting demands as the need for additional capacity continues to rise.

“The modular section of the facility provides additional space for staff welfare areas, an area that we were keen to include in this contract.”

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