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Tray refurbishments save on new surgical instrument bills

To cut costs, Trusts are looking to refurbish their current trays, as oppose to replace the instruments. Our sales representatives will come and look at trays that you may wish to be refurbished and quote on this service. The instruments will come back to you, as new. If you have a tray that is short of instruments, we’ll include this in the service at a reduced cost. What we do in the price, where necessary:

  • Count, check and identify all instruments on the tray- log for trace ability
  • Sharpen and re-set- Scissors & Scissor Needleholders
  • Re Set- All articulated instruments e.g. artery forceps, scissors and needleholders.
  • Weld- Any cracks in the instruments, where a repair is possible, to save replacement.
  • Broken or damaged ends-we will repair( e.g this may involve welding and fitting new ends on one piece instruments), by welding, regrinding and re-polishing.
  • Refinishing- All instruments will be Polished/Satin Finished/Bead blasting (as applicable) to make them as new.
  • Replaced TC Jaws- On needle holders if necessary
  • Non TC needleholders- upgrade to TC for £15.00 if required
  • Re-plate gold bows- On needle holders if necessary
  • Riveting- Replacement of rivets on e.g. box joints, if necessary
  • Re-solder- On joints where necessary
  • Racks- Re-cut on e.g. Artery forceps
  • Self retaining retractors- replacement/repair of racks and triggers
  • Passivation- When any instrument shows to be corroding, we will passivate to show up any sub standard materials that may cross contaminate other instruments on the tray. If necessary, we will replace the faulty instrument.
  • Cleaning- ultrasonic cleaning and lubricating
  • Laser Marking- We will mark with department name, if required Fit for Reprocessing- Upon completion of the refurbishment, we will ensure that the instruments on the tray are suitable for re-processing to relevant HTM standards
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Daniel Coole has been involved in the surgical instruments and the medical device industry for the past 17 years and is the Managing Director of innovative surgical instrument manufacturer, Surgical Holdings. Daniel is also the Vice Chairman of the Association for British Healthcare Industries Surgical Instrument Group.

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