In March we were pleased to begin work on a small building extension to the rear of the Practice to house a new Decontamination Suite. RMB Builders from Inkberrow are responsible for the work which is due to be completed in June - you can see the plans in a previous News item.
The work is required to stay ahead of Department of Health guidelines which will soon require us to complete all of the between patient instrument cleaning in a room away from the surgery itself. There will be a 'Clean' and a 'Dirty' room to allow the instruments to follow a defined flow from contaminated to sterile during the process of decontamination. We will also be refitting the area where our current autoclave (steriliser) is housed to give us more storage space for instruments, and there will be an area for waste storage as well.
We look forward to inviting you in to have a look when it's all up and running!
PS: We have no plans to add another surgery to the building.