Nine months on from the first move to the the acute services building 

CSSD-2.pngIn November 2022, the Central Sterilizing Services Department (CSSD) became the first occupants of the new Prince of Wales Hospital Acute Services Building (ASB), and the team has been non-stop ever since!

The state-of-the-art technology in the ASB enables the CSSD to provide an efficient and streamlined service, including fully flexible endoscopy reprocessing for the entire campus – something which was previously undertaken across several satellite locations.

The new CSSD department is three times the size of the previous space, providing opportunity for future growth and increase in activity, such as when the ASB’s new operating theatres go live.

I love the new space with its natural light – we can actually see outside. The working environment is fresh, and I love coming to work. We are still in the process of fine tuning, but working in the new space has re-energised me,” CSSD techinician, Nanuma said.

The CSSD team continues to review its systems and processes, resulting in the introduction of a new and improved real-time electronic tracking application for all reusable medical devices.

CSSD staff are also currently working with the operating theatres team to review the use of single use plastic bowls, with a view to transitioning to reusable bowls which can be resterilised, dramatically reducing the amount of non-renewable waste.