Central Sterilization Service
The Central Sterilization Service in “Instituto Português de Oncologia do Porto Francisco Gentil, E.P.E.” is a clinical support Service, with technical independence, own human and material resources, with the purpose of performing, centrally, for all the clinical services in IPO-Porto, the activities inherent to the global processing of reusable medical devices, both disinfected and sterilized.
It has an own Directorate and functional management, which is the responsibility of the Service Director.
The Central Sterilization Service is comprised of 26 professionals and it hierarchically depends on the Management Board in the person of an Administrator linked to the service. In his absence, it depends on the CEO.
Assure the processing of all reusable Medical Devices necessary for providing care to the patient with the purpose of preventing infections associated to healthcare.
The IPO-Porto Central Sterilization Service aims to achieve excellence in regards of activities inherent to the reprocessing of reusable medical devices, respecting national and European standards, and developing its activities with professionalism and efficiency.