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Sterile Services Decontamination Unit


The Sterile Services Decontamination Unit (SSDU) is an NHS owned state-of-the-art facility based at Horwich near Bolton, run jointly by Salford Royal and Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trusts. The unit provides decontamination and sterilisation services primarily for reusable surgical instruments. With the unit commissioned in 2010 and maintained to a high standard, it can offer the best quality service and safety at a highly competitive cost. 

Our Mission Statement is “To be the best SSDU in the Country, based upon a reputation for quality, customer service, efficiency and values”

We are experts in decontamination and sterilisation. So let us take the load from you, in the safe knowledge of exacting, NHS standards.

Our People Make Us Different: We have built a structure strong on values and staff engagement so you get the best customer service possible for your patients. All our colleagues are trained to exacting Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) helping to deliver consistently high standards every time.

The unit offers: 
  • A cost not motivated by profit
  • A quality and patient focussed approach
  • Standards of product safety underpinned with the NHS values
  • A high degree of flexibility
  • Decontamination as our core business
  • Customer focus, providing training and support as required
  • An integrated state of the art tracking system, in line with customer requirements
  • Adherence to and exceeding all current sterile services processing standards


Unit 10
Cranfield Rd

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