Happy first birthday to Chalkmill Drive

22 June 2020

The Chalkmill Drive decontamination unit in Enfield celebrated its first anniversary.

The state-of-the-art unit is the biggest and most advanced of its kind in the UK. It decontaminates equipment safely and efficiently, offering a rapid turnaround service meaning our hospitals can have essential items of care equipment back in circulation quickly.

This year the unit has processed approximately 3.5 million instruments and 38,000 flexible endoscopes. The unit is looking to provide similar high quality services to other NHS trusts and private enterprises.

More than 80 staff work in the unit which is open 365 days a year.

Mark Sibbons, general manager, said: “It’s incredible how the past year has flown by and just how much we’ve achieved in that time. I look forward to growing the capacity of the unit and continuing to build our amazing team.”

The team have also provided invaluable logistics support to all London trusts by helping distribute over five million PPE items per day from Chalkmill Drive.