Award-winning manufacturer of surgical instruments

30 years experience

Established supplier with over 30 years experience

Family run business based in the UK

NHS Suppliers of high quality precision instrumentation

Premier Repair & Refurbishment Service

Surgical Instrument Repairs

Surgical Holdings can repair all manner of surgical instruments including scopes, air tools, power tools and electric hand pieces, diathermy and bipolar cables and other instruments, including the Bookwalter Retractor System. All surgical instrument repairs carried out are to an exceptionally high standard. Our process is as follows:

  • Instrument is checked / logged for traceability.
  • Quotation is raised.
  • Once purchase order is received, the repair is carried out
  • Repair is re-polished / finished.
  • Repair is laser marked for identification.
  • Repair is re-passivated.

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The Benefits of Using Our Repair Services


All surgical Instruments are repaired to BS 5194, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) speciļ¬cation in accordance with the recommendations laid out in MHRA ‘Managing Medical Devices’ to ensure longevity of repair and protection of materials and hardness, which can be detrimentally affected by a non-OEM repair. Instrument repairs are carried out by Instrument Manufacturing Technician's who have been trained to manufacture the products, not just repair them. This ensures all repairs are carried out will full knowledge of the workings of each device, for the best value repair on the market.


Repair may include re-grinding, honing, re-setting, welding, polishing, and nitric acid passivation. Replacing instruments is avoided ; however, when it is necessary, you will be notified of the cost. Broken instruments can be re-manufactured if no longer available, and some general instruments are replaced for the cost of the repair if the quality of the original doesn’t meet our stringent standards.


Laser marking instruments gives improved tracking and traceability of instrumentation, and can be linked into your own HSDU tracking system.  When orders are placed, you can decide what you would like encoded. Your instruments are sized marked where practicable at no extra cost and can also be GS1 2D matrix marked.


Recent projects have accounted for over a 50% saving for refurbishment of instruments vs purchase of new instruments. Independent tests by Catra have proved our repairs cost as little as 0.0006p per use after our repair for the device lifetime following repair.


Some hospitals have very old or poor quality general instruments. Instead of repairing we replace with a new British Surgical Holdings instrument for the same price. Included is a new lifetime warranty. Instruments covered by the scheme are:

  • Artery Forceps
  • Bag Clips
  • BP Handles
  • Dissecting Forceps
  • Needle Holders (non T.C.)
  • Probes
  • Standard Edge Scissors
  • Tissue Forceps
  • Towel Clips

Repair Boxes

We issue surgical instrument repair security boxes of varying sizes, which ensure your repairs are delivered back securely. Scopes are sent in separate protective boxes.

Repair Boxes - Surgical HoldingsEndoscope Repairs Box - Surgical Holdings

Collection and Delivery

  • Request repair box, tags and repair book by calling 01702 602050.
  • List items on repair sheet; include contact fax no or email address for quote.
  • Seal repair items in box and attach supplied security tags.
  • Call  01702 602050 before 10am for same day collection by our courier.
  • Stick pre-printed courier label on the box.
  • Collection will be booked and an airway bill will be emailed to you for printing out and to enable collection by driver.
  • On receipt we separate “routine repairs” from “special repairs” and issue quotations.
  • On receipt of your Purchase Order number, repairs are carried out within 7 to 10 days.
  • Repairs are returned in the security box, with a report of the work carried out.


5 year warranty on surgical instrument repairs. 18 month warranty on scope repairs.

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