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Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD)

CSSD is a specialised area responsible for the collecting, decontamination, assembling, packing, sterilisation, storing and distribution of sterile goods and equipment to patient care areas within Ballarat Health Services.

The standard of work, as per AS4187, must be very high to enable quality patient care and to this end all staff are encouraged and supported to partake in the Mayfield Certificate in Health 111 (Sterilisation Practice for Technicians) or equivalent.

Services provided:

  • Major role is as a sterilisation reprocessing service to the Operating Suite of Ballarat Health Services
  • Sterilisation reprocessing service for various outside Agencies e.g. Doctors' surgeries.
  • Thermal decontamination for products not able to be sterilised.
  • Coordination of instrument repairs for the Operating Suite.


Nurse Unit Manager
Telephone: (03) 5329 4588