We have two rooms devoted to cleaning and preparation of equipment in the wards and operating theatres.
One is primarily the autoclave room. This is for sterilisation of surgical equipment to prevent operative infections. This room also houses some of our more unusual pieces of equipment; our ready-to-use kit for Caesarians; and our range of flexible endoscopes. These are very fragile and have to have specially made hangers to protect them. They are worth it as they enable us to carry out lung assessments as well as stomach foreign body retrieval and biopsy.