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Decontamination Unit


The Decontamination Unit includes Sterile Services and the Endoscope Decontamination Unit. The service operates Mon–Fri, 8am–9pm and Sat, 8am–4pm, and has a 24/7 on-call service. The department provides decontamination of surgical instruments and flexible endoscopes to all theatres, wards, clinics and departments of the Trust and to outside customers.

Quality markers

  • Compliant with the requirements of the Medical Devices Directive 93/42EEc and has implemented Quality Management System ISO 13485 and ISO 9001
  • Successful external audit
  • 100% compliance with the policy for missing instruments
  • Excellent and reliable decontamination service
  • Eight-hour turn-around time
  • Four-hour fast-track service
  • Advice on purchasing of medical devices
  • Managing repair and service contract on behalf of customers
  • Replacement of screw and plates


  • To support waiting list initiatives/extra lists
  • To review stock level of instruments and discuss with theatres
  • To prevent cancellations due to unavailability of instruments
  • To generate income from 15,000 extra sets for external clinics

Key staff

  • Olga Sleigh (Head of Services)
  • Roselyn Nahum (Deputy/Quality Manager)
  • Abraham Morale (Material Management)

Service contact details

T: 020 3315 8474

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