A new modular sterile services department has been opened up at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

The entire unit is made up of 16 modules, which have been built by Cheshire-based company ModuleCo Healthcare.

It will allow the hospital to maintain and improve its own sterile services function, while also providing a service for other NHS Trusts in the area.

John Abbott, director of surgical and critical care at the hospital, said: “This project has been quite a remarkable feat of engineering.

"When Marc Sweeney, Head of Sterile Services, and I saw 16 modules arrive on site in early April 2020, we couldn’t have imagined that just four months later we would have the newest and most modern sterile service department in the NHS.

“The safety of our patients is of paramount important to us and our new sterile service unit will help us to ensure that we continue to provide the highest levels of safe and compassionate care.”