Sterile Services Department Team

Without the work of the Sterile Services Department team, the equipment and medical devices used in surgical procedures could be potentially life threatening rather than life saving.  The team plays a vital link in the operating chain and one upon which patient safety depends.

The reusable medical devices decontamination life cycle is necessary to ensure all medical devices are safe for further use.  The life cycle is consists of the following processes: acquisition, cleaning, disinfection, inspection, disposal, packaging, sterilisation, transportation and storage before use.

Sterile Services provide a decontamination service for over 45 different locations both on site at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust and as far as Middlesbrough, for both NHS and private customers.

The team also offer bespoke packages for private practitioners decontamination needs.

Please contact us to discuss your sterilisation and decontamination requirements. We offer bespoke products and services to meet your needs with a highly effective service to suit your requirements and budget: 01423 885959 or hif.harrogate@nhs.net.

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Some of our achievements in figures

180,000

individual medical devices reprocessed each month

2,000

different types of surgical instruments handle by the technicians

1,400

flexible endoscopes reprocessed each month

134°C

is the temperature at which each instrument is steam cleaned sterilised

Our Latest News

Sterile Services Department March 2021
7 Day Endoscopy Service Sterile Services have increased their services to a 7 day Flexible Endoscope decontamination service to support the NHS and Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust in clearing the backlog of patients waiting for treatment that were delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.   Apprenticeship Programme 2020 saw the commencement of the […]

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