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6K at Addenbrooke's (III): Sterilising Equipment

We Are Ridgefield 2018: 6K Investigates Careers in the NHS - Addenbrooke's Visit


We were treated to a tour of the underground sterilising department. Here, an enormous team is responsible for washing, testing, packing and sterilising all of the surgical equipment used by the hospital. We got to see many of the hundreds of instruments and had an explanation of how many were used.


There was an endoscope (a tube containing tools, lights and cameras to stick into holes in the body) for every occasion: Charlie-George particulary enjoyed hearing about how one is used to operate on the bladder. Ouch!

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