Stanton Territorial Hospital Sterilizer/Surgical Capacity Update - Dec 16, 2020

OVERVIEW: On July 23, 2020 surgical services at Stanton Territorial Hospital were impacted by issues related to the processing/sterilization of surgical supplies and devices. The NTHSSA has been working to rectify the issue since this time.

Improvements: Wet pack issues continue to be minimal. Surgical capacity is steady and all surgeries, that are possible at this time, are being completed. A total of 97 surgeries have been completed since the last update. 

Ongoing/New concerns: Staining issues continue related to minerals (copper/iron) in the water, joint replacement surgeries continue to be on hold

For a detailed summary see the full update in PDF format.