- A Mobile Operating Theatre for Hire -
Helping to relieve the impact of COVID-19

About Us

The Brainchild of Two Surgeons

The Enigma Mobile Surgical Unit is a fully transportable mobile operating theatre for hire, that puts local anaesthetic, daycase surgery within easy reach of healthcare providers, enabling them to quickly establish a service without long‐term costs.

The impact COVID-19 has had on us all is extraordinary. Its ramifications can be felt in almost every aspect of our lives, and it is thanks to a huge public effort and rapid developments in science that we are starting to see the end of the tunnel.

However, there is a long way to go. The backlog of surgery is growing and facilities are limited.

Enigma unit on site - mobile operating theatre

Set up by doctors with patients well being at the heart of everything we do

We are proud to hold both ISO9001 and ISO27001 certification.

You can verify the validity of our ISO certificate by entering our certificate number 234425 via this link:

Take a VIRTUAL WALK through our Eden surgical suite

The Unit

A 24m2 theatre lies at the heart of our custom built, road legal Maxiflex HGV trailer

The Layout

The theatre lies at the core of the unit and is supported by a prep room and dirty utility to facilitate high volume surgical lists. Patients enter the unit via a covered, illuminated stairway or lift at the rear of the facility. On entering the unit, they are welcomed into a reception area with access to a disabled toilet.

There is a consulting room for private patient‐clinician discussions and examination before surgery.

A flexible space is also available for use as a patient discharge lounge or a private staff room for changing, eating and relaxing depending on your requirements.

The Enigma Unit has been designed and built in partnership with the wonderful Neat Vehicles, meaning the theatre is not only of high quality but most importantly, fully mobile and road legal.


The air handling unit, certified in accordance with HTM 03‐01 regulations, delivers 25 air exchanges per hour of HEPA filtered air to the theatre, which allows the safe delivery of a variety of daycase lists including cataract surgery.


Although not exclusive, we have a working relationship with Alcon who can supply a state of the art microscope, phaco machine with handpieces, consumables and lenses for cataract surgery. In addition, Alcon can also provide a fully managed service if the client wishes.

Enigma unit on site - Surgery dimmed

A solution designed by surgeons, in collaboration with specialist vehicle technicians, and ready to be delivered to healthcare providers throughout the UK

Enigma unit on site - Entrance


What We Need From You

Vehicle access and turning circle clearance sufficient for the safe delivery and deployment of a 30 tonne HGV trailer.

A water supply within 10m of the unit with adequate pressure to achieve a minimum flow test.

A 3‐Phase, 5 wire, wye connection electrical supply with a Marechal female connector located close to the unit.

A level hardstanding area of adequate construction and size.

A suitable waste water drainage facility. Alternatively, septic tanks can be provided.

Provision of RJ45 cat5e phone and data ports,  ideally with a dedicated data line.

Enigma unit on site - External

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