Vanguard’s new mobile CSSD on show

Vanguard Healthcare Solutions says over 350 visitors looked around its new mobile Central Sterile Services Department (CSSD) unit at October’s Healthcare Estates 2019 event.

Visitors included IHEEM’s President, Ian Hinitt, guest of honour at a special launch, who, as well as cutting the ceremonial ribbon, spoke about what Vanguard describes as the unit’s ‘unique qualities’. He said: “It was a pleasure to join Vanguard Healthcare Solutions to help them showcase the latest model joining their expanding fleet of mobile healthcare facilities. This unit is testament to Vanguard’s commitment to working with healthcare organisations worldwide to meet their temporary infrastructure needs, and to develop and build the very products which meet their needs.”

Vanguard says the mobile CSSD is ‘one of the first of its kind’, providing a highspecification, temporary facility where all items used in procedures by hospital surgeons and clinical staff can be intensively cleaned and sterilised. It said: “The new unit offers a mobile CSSD solution useable by hospitals during refurbishment projects, or whenever their own sterilisation services may be out of commission, to provide replacement capacity for the cleaning, sterilising, and repackaging of surgical instruments.” It includes a pre-cleaning station with builtin ultrasonic cleaner, washer-disinfectors and steam sterilisers, a packing area, an independent plant room, an electronic data centre, staff welfare areas, and HEPA-filtered environmental air