Decontamination services

What we do

We are part of the Clinical Support Division and made up of two departments:

  • Sterile Services Department (SSD) provides decontamination of surgical instruments and supplies them to all operating theatres, wards and departments at Chelsea and Westminster and also to private clinics
  • Endoscope Decontamination Unit (EDU) provides decontamination of flexible endoscopes to the trust and external customers

We provide a 24/7 on-call service and aim to minimise any risk associated with using instruments and flexible endoscopes. We use an in-house quality management system which ensures our services are safe, efficient and meet all regulatory requirements.

We are committed to:

  • Ensuring that instruments/endoscopes reprocessed by department are safe to be used on patients
  • Responding promptly and effectively to demand of services
  • Continually improving the effectiveness of the service and quality of staff performance
  • Providing¬† a continuous training for the staff, healthy working environments, equipment, leadership to make sure that service is of a high standards
  • Maintaining a Quality Management System that reflects good practice and complies with the Medical Devices Directive (93/42/EEC), ISO 9001 and ISO 13485

Our team

The Head of Decontamination Services is Olga Sleigh.


Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

5th Floor, Lift Bank D


T: 020 3315 8475


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