It contains a 45 m², HTM 03-01-compliant, laser-safe theatre complete with UCV canopy, providing an ultra-clean environment for all types of surgery. A Bender 24 in glass control panel provides touchscreen control of lighting, ventilation, and medical gas systems. The layout and flow have been carefully considered via consultation with clinicians and Estates managers, for the most efficient space. Once the unit is delivered (it can be craned into tight NHS estates), hydraulic rams expand side pods outwards to create the fully expanded unit. Following connection of some basic utilities and commissioning of critical onboard systems, it is then ready for use.
The Caldew can be used as a standalone unit for day surgery, or fully integrated into an existing healthcare facility for secondary and tertiary surgical needs. The external wall of the corridor running along the unit’s length has insulated interlocking panels to allow maximum flexibility when it is joined to pre-existing infrastructure or a bespoke linking corridor, which Enigma can also supply. Enigma’s units are Fire Regulations and Buildings Regulations-compliant, and insured and maintained with scheduled and emergency cover.
Sat alongside the Caldew is a purpose-built ISO container housing all medical gases and vacuum pumps required for GA procedures. Once connected up, the self-contained unit allows the Caldew to operate independently of any existing on-site medical gas systems.
Enigma’s units have been designed with sustainability in mind, and are constructed in Nottinghamshire using British components where possible.