Hospital Winterthur

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
  • Challenge

    • 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
  • Solution

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

    • 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