Central Sterile Supply Department
The Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) is a specialised area responsible for the collection, decontamination, assembling, packing, sterilisation, storing and distribution of sterile goods and equipment to patient care areas. Some of the service provided include:
- sterilisation reprocessing service for the operating suites
- sterilisation reprocessing service for external agencies
- thermal decontamination for products not able to be sterilised.
- coordination of instrument repairs for the operating suite.
Staff members are supported to undertake qualifications in the area through a Certificate III in Sterilisation Services.