Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD)

Mission Statement

Equitable distribution of correct sterile packs from a centrally situated depot where sterilization of equipment can be checked and controlled to ensure that infection is minimized.

Vision Statement

To promote total patient care, which is preventetive and rehabitative.

The Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) Consists of the folowing areas.

  • Reception Area
  • Packing Area
  • Autoclaving Area
  • Sterile Storerooms
  • Dispatch Area

Reception Area

All dirty instruments from the wards, theatres and departments are recieved, cleaned and disinfected.

Packing Area

Instruments are inspected for any breakages, lubricated and packed accordinly.

Autoclaving Area

Packs are autoclaved.

Sterile Storerooms

This is where sterile packs are kept ready for collection.

Dispatch Area

This is where wards and departments come to collect their packs



One Sister in Charge

Four Senior Packers and

20 Junior Packers