We provide an in house surgical instrument decontamination service for York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The department complies with the requirements of ISO13485:2003 and is registered with the MHRA for compliance with Medical Devices Directive/93/42/EEC.
All instruments are cleaned and disinfected in fully automated Washer Disinfectors, thereby providing consistently high levels of decontamination. All instruments are individually checked by qualified technicians, assembled and packed before been sterilised by steam at 134°C in high temperature porous load autoclaves.
The decontamination process is fully computer controlled and each instrument set is tracked providing full patient traceability.
The Sterile Services Department is on the ground floor and is located at the very end of the south corridor, passed VIU and Intensive Care Unit.
For further information, please contact:
Mr Richard Morris, Directorate Manager, Directorate of Anaesthetics, Theatres and Critical Care
Mr Vincent North, Sterile Services Production Manager
Tracey Galloway, Clerical Officer
Sterile Services Department general enquiries: 01904 725537
Sterile Services Department Office: 01904 725503
Sue Elliott - Sterile Services Supervisor
Vera O'Mara- Sterile Services Supervisor
Ricky Eiles - Sterile Services Supervisor
Institute of Decontamination Sciences: www.idsc-uk.co.uk