Central Sterilising Department

The Central Sterilising Department is committed to the pursuit of excellence in patient care through the effective processing of reusable surgical and medical instruments and equipment and the provision of sterile supplies.

What we do

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.

Who we care for

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.

Commonly asked questions

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.

Bendigo Hospital
Access via Mercy Street
Location

100 Barnard Street, Bendigo, VIC, 3550

Phone

(03) 5454 6000