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Sterile Services Department

Sterile Services provides the following:

Full decontamination and sterilization of all reusable medical and surgical instruments on site at the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS foundation trust.

Free advice on purchase of equipment regarding its suitability for reprocessing.

All our instrument trays are identified by an individual barcode system and can be traced from process to patient.

All our equipment is purchased, installed and maintained in accordance with the relevant Health Technical Memoranda.

The quality of all re-usable medical devices and raw materials is controlled by both International and European standards. Every stage of processing is monitored and audited with any resulting action being recorded. We are accredited to ISO 9001-2008 with ISO 13485:2003 and we comply with Directive 93/42/EEC.

Department Manager is Mrs Jane Cooke

Deputy/Quality Manager is Mrs Christine Roberts

Related Information

Our Technicians are trained to NVQ level 3 in decontamination each with three or more year's decontamination experience.

All our staff have completed the National Decontamination Programme.

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