The Central Sterilising Department is responsible for the safe and effective reprocessing of reusable medical devices used for surgical and invasive procedures.
This service is a part of Bendigo Health’s infection prevention and control program. The Central Sterilising Department is dedicated to meeting National and International standards for reprocessing reusable medical devices including AS4187:2014.
The Central Sterilising Department provides a quality service to all operating theatres and procedure rooms, cardiac cath labs and day surgery, as well other internal areas such as the emergency department and intensive care unit. The Central Sterilising Department also provides a service for our very large community dental service as well as providing a service for a number of community and local health facilities.
What equipment do you use to reprocess medical devices?
The Bendigo Health Central Sterilising Department has a number of different apparatus and equipment that is used to safely clean, disinfect and sterilise a large range of reusable medical devices.
Do you have a quality monitoring program?
The Bendigo Health Central Sterilising Department undertakes quality monitoring at all stages of reprocessing including the use of quality monitoring indicators, chemical and biological indicators as well as regular microbiological surveillance.
How many medical devices do you reprocess each year?
The Bendigo Health Central Sterilising Department is responsible for reprocessing a large range of reusable medical devices and averages more the 285,000 individual surgical instruments or instrument sets per year.