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Sterile Services

The HSDU's main purpose is to re-process reusable medical devices and production of sundry packs for theatres, departments, clinics and wards.

Medical devices are items used in the treatment of patients. In the case of HSDU we re-process devices as varied as a pair of scissors used to cut a suture (stitch) to a drill used to drill into a bone.

We re-process the devices by washing, assembling them in a set order, wrapping them in specially designed paper or bags and sterilising them.

The machinery is tested regularly and our staff undergo an extensive training programme to ensure that every item produced by the unit is of a high standard and is safe to be used on patients.