Reference 2017-337

REF:            2017-337

Subject:        Sterile Services and Decontamination Units




  1. How many theatres does your hospital have?
  2. How is the Sterile Services and Decontamination Unit in your hospital organised?
  • Own Decontamination unit
  • Own Decontamination Unit that also provides for other hospitals
  • Supplied by a Decontamination Unit from a different hospital
  • Contracted out
  1. From which manufacturer do you get your instruments?
  • Getinge
  • MMM
  • Belimed
  • BHT
  • Steris
  • Dawned
  • Peacocks
  • Medisafe
  • Others: _ _______________
  1. What kind of transporting system do you use at your hospital?
  • Open carts
  • Closed carts
  • Cart in cart system (e.g. Känguruh-System)
  • Others: ________________
  1. What size are the containers you use?
  • ISO
  • DIN
  • SPRI
  • Others: _use din baskets not containers
  1. How many containers are processed (cleaned, sterilized, etc.) in your hospital per year?
  2. When it comes to your purchasing process in the decontamination sector, do you have a centralized system with a purchasing department or are the individual people allowed making their orders themselves (up to a certain limit)?
  • Centralized system
  • Decentralized system
  1. Where do you get the information about the products you need from?
  • Manufacturer
  • Dealer
  • Purchasing department
  • Internet
  • Price list
  • NHS Supplier List
  • Others:  can be a mix of all
  1. From whom do you buy your products in the end?
  • Manufacturer
  • Dealer
  • Others: could be both ____________________________
  1. Last but not least, who is the decision maker when it comes Decontamination and Sterile Services issues (as in buying new products, etc.)?
  • Sterile Services Manager
  • Theatre Manager
  • Head of Procurement
  • Other: the user with advice from the sterile services/machine manufacturer and procurement
  1. Is it possible to get the contact details for this person (as in first and surname, phone number and E-Mail address)?




Please find information attached.

2017-337 – FOI request – Sterile Services and Decontamination Units [133 kb] PDF