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Colchester Hospital

This district general hospital located in Colchester, UK is managed by East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust.

The Hospital

  • Public hospital with 3,000 employees
  • 662 beds and 15 operating rooms
  • CSSD with 35 employees (FTE) on 1,200 m2
  • Reprocessing of 50,000 trays (sterile units) per year


  • To build a greenfield off-site CSSD
  • To build design, construct and operate under the BREEAM environmental and energy assessment and standard


  • Improved efficiency through innovative washer and sterilizer design providing significant energy and utility savings
  • Achieving efficient and economical operation and meeting BREEAM international standards
  • Ability to operate 24/7

Equipment (Installation April 2012)

  • 5 WD 290 single-chamber washer-disinfectors with semi-automation
  • 4 MST-H 9-6-12 HS1 steam sterilizers with horizontal sliding doors and automatic loading and unloading
  • 1 WD 750S large-scale washer-disinfector