Studying for an Eastwood Park degree: Alison's experience
Our decontamination training provides learners with hands-on experience across a wide range of equipment within our specialist decontamination facility.
Courses reflect the latest NHS and BS EN guidance, while working to all the regional variations within the UK.
Training is available for engineers and operators on a wide range of equipment including steam sterilizers, large porous load sterilizers, washer disinfectors, endoscope reprocessors and bench-top sterilizers, and is applicable to different roles including technicians, supervisors, managers and Decon Leads.
Eastwood Park, Falfield, was formerly the NHS national training centre for healthcare engineering and now, as an independent company, we are the leading provider of technical healthcare engineering training in the UK.
Decontamination and Mechanical
Bruce Garbutt is Eastwood Park’s resident decontamination trainer.
Having managed people and operations under extreme circumstances within the armed forces, Bruce is adept at responding to our delegates' training needs, backed by an extensive technical knowledge.
Prior to Eastwood Park, Bruce enjoyed a 30 year career in defence aerospace engineering, with experience in frontline maintenance, quality assurance, design and development, technical authoring and co-ordination of high value projects.
Sylvia Martin’s career spans over 30 years, playing a central role in developing and delivering Eastwood Park’s Decontamination Lead course.
As a highly experienced Decontamination and Sterile Services Manager, Sylvia brings extensive knowledge to her training, encompassing: project management for developing business cases; the design and build of decontamination facilities; and management of full decontamination services including endoscopy and medical equipment.
Terry Easy has been employed in the decontamination sector for approaching 40 years and is an Authorising Engineer in Decontamination.
He began as a Service Engineer, moving on to become a regional Sterilizer Engineer and then joining the British Sterilizer Company as Service Director.
Mark Walker is an experienced medical device decontamination professional and Authorising Engineer (Decontamination). He has several years' experience managing a sterile services department servicing two major London hospitals, as well as experience in auditing to ISO 13485, endoscopy and sterile service departments.
Mark leads our CSSD teaching delivery to sterile service technicians at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in Saudi Arabia and is one of our decontamination & infection control trainers.
James Tinsdeall is an Authorised Person (Decontamination) and is delivering our AP (D) training.
He contributes knowledge as a Head of Estates within the NHS for 20 years, and overall NHS experience of 30 years. Having recently completed the AED competency framework and consequently added to the AE(D) register. James is now running a limited company providing AE(D) services and consultancy to healthcare organisations in the UK and EU.
James is also an Authorised Person (Medical Gas) and Responsible Person (Water).
Andrew is a practising validation engineer in both the healthcare sector and the pharmaceutical industry with 30 years’ experience, Andrew is also AE(D) for a number of English NHS trusts and as such has experience in auditing and provision of advice on all aspects of decontamination.
Andrew also has experience in Quality Management Systems and compilation of validation protocols to pharmaceutical standards. He is also an Authorizing Engineer (Decontamination) and member of IHEEM.
John is a Senior Decontamination Engineer and Authorising Engineer (Decontamination), with over 30 years’ experience working within NHS Wales. He leads the team that that provides validation services, advice and technical guidance to Health Boards and Trusts within Wales, working closely with Welsh governmental departments to deliver policy and strategy in the unique and often complex field of medical device decontamination.
John is an active member of the IHEEM Welsh Branch and he represents Wales on the IHEEM AE(D) Registration Panel. Additionally, he has been a member of the IHEEM Professional Development Committee. In 2011 he was elected onto the Central Sterilizing Club, where he currently serves as Treasurer.