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Sterile Services Department

The department undertakes the following:

  • Sterilisation and decontamination of all medical and surgical equipment
  • Reprocessing used equipment into sets of instrumentation ready for use in a sterile condition
  • Preparing equipment through quality control processes to ensure equipment is safe to be used
  • On call service for out of normal working hours to cover emergency work for theatres
  • Issuing clinical supplies to wards and departments, using a materials management system
  • Advising on purchasing of surgial equipment / clinical supplies / sterilisation and decontamination issues
  • Auditing endoscopy units against compliance with regulations
  • Training of nursing staff in identification of instrumentation.

Areas covered by the department are:

  • Accident & Emergency
  • Operating theatres Maternity – theatre
  • Maternity - delivery suites
  • All out patient departments
  • Wards
  • Radiology
  • Pathology
  • Blood donors clinic
  • Private ward
  • Ramsey hospital departments
  • Community podiatry
  • Isle of Man prison service
  • Family planning
  • Nursing homes
  • ECG department
  • Ambulance service
  • Community nursing
  • Hospice
  • Endoscopy
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