The Trust

Hospital Sterilisation and Decontamination Department (HSDU)

HSDU is part of the Surgical Specialties Service Line and provides an accredited re-usable medical device decontamination service to East Cheshire NHS Trust. HSDU is accredited to EU Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC, Article 12 Annex V, BS EN 13485:2012 & BS EN 9001:2008.


Our departmental objectives

We aim to provide an efficient, cost effective decontamination service which is fully compliant with the current version of all applicable Medical Device re-processing regulatory requirements and guidelines.


Our services

Our primary function is the decontamination, inspection and sterilisation of re-useable medical devices for use by the hospital theatres, wards, clinics, various community based clinics. We also provide a service to some customers outside of the Trust and any enquiries are welcome. HSDU also provides a sterile consumables distribution service to departments across the Macclesfield District General Hospital site.


Our team


Name Title
Mike Lawton (MIDSc Chtd) HSDU Manager
Sue Woodward HSDU Team Leader
Steve Berry

HSDU Supervisor

Team of 16 Decontamination services technicians  


Opening hours

Monday - Thursday  7.00am to 8.00pm

Friday                       7.00am to 10.00pm

Saturday - Sunday   8.00am - 3.30pm



How to find us

HSDU can be found on the first floor of Macclesfield District General Hospital on the corridor towards the Lecture Theatre & Treetops Restaurant.


How to contact us


Contact the HSDU Department by telephone on 01625 661922.


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