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Hospital Winterthur

The Cantonal Hospital Winterthur is one of the ten largest hospitals in Switzerland treating over 250,000 patients per year.

The Hospital

  • Primary healthcare facility with over 3,500 employees
  • 530 patient beds and 13 operating rooms
  • CSSD with 18 employees on 500m2
  • 60,000 sterilization units per year


  • 60,000 sterile supply units a year with volume increasing
  • Increasing amount of complex instruments requires new cleaning equipment and modified processes
  • Expansion of the CSSD from 170 m2 to 500 m2
  • Ability to achieve maximum levels of reprocessing capacity with the available premises
  • Shutdown of decentralized sub-sterilization units


  • Optimal space utilization (maximum capacity within very limited space)
  • Automatic loading and unloading of sterile supplies


  • 2 WD 290 single-chamber washer-disinfectors with automatic loading and unloading system
  • 2 WD 390 multi-chamber washer-disinfector
  • 1 Cleanstation CS 750 large-capacity washer-disinfector
  • 3 MST-H 9-6-12 steam sterilizers with horizontal sliding doors and automatic loading and unloading system
  • 7 Packing tables
  • Belimed ICS 8535 cycle documentation system