Endoscopy and Sterile Services

What is Endoscopy?

Endoscopy is a procedure used to examine the inside of a patient’s body, such as the digestive system, using an endoscope. An endoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube which has a light and camera at one end. By inserting this device into a bodily orifice a doctor can view the patient’s internal organs on a monitor without the need for invasive surgery.


The Need for Sterility

Endoscopy is just one of the many applications in which pure water is needed and used for decontamination. Healthcare water treatment systems are used in a variety of applications for decontamination and rinsing of surgical instruments and medical devices, sterile services, dentistry and podiatry, and by Central Sterile Services Departments (CSSD).

Medical equipment is becoming increasingly regulated by industry guidelines and international standards such as HTM 01-01 (Part C for Decontamination and Part D for Washer Disinfectors), HTM 01-06 (Part B for Endoscopy Design and Installation and Part E for Testing Methods) and EN ISO 15883 due to greater concerns over infection control. We can help to minimise the risk of cross infection to patients by delivering compliant purified water systems and services.

Water purification for decontamination is a subject of growing concern as demands on the healthcare sector increase. We design and supply water treatment products and services, and ensure cost-effective regulatory compliance is achieved. We devise, install and project manage the installation and commissioning of systems that supply facilities, from small endoscopy suites to central sterile services departments and supercentres.