Personal ‘syringe manufacturing facility’ Catharina Hospital

Catharina Hospital
Picture credit score: Catharina Ziekenhuis

Catharina Hospital is the second hospital within the Netherlands that may put together its personal syringes with filling machines.

By utilizing filling machines and ‘prepared to make use of’ syringes, remedy will be administered extra effectively and precisely, the hospital says.


Usually, nurses should ‘pull’ up remedy themselves with the syringe from the bottle after which combine it. The filling machines automates this course of. The hospital used the syringes for the primary time in the course of the first wave of the Corona disaster, along with a hospital in Zwolle.

Due to the disaster, the amenities to make use of the machines had been made prepared in an accelerated method. A clear room must be out there for using the filling machines. Clear rooms are usually used within the high-tech trade by corporations akin to ASML.

Cleaner than clear
Nonetheless, the Catharina Hospital wants a good cleaner clear room. Whereas it is crucial for the high-tech manufacturing trade that there isn’t a mud within the room, additionally it is essential that there are not any micro organisms within the hospital. Furthermore, the clear room was constructed up in three weeks.


The event ensures that the hospital is extra resilient in instances of nice want. If drugs manufacturing outdoors the hospital is stalled resulting from shortages, the hospital pharmacy can provide remedy akin to ache reduction itself. “As a result of Corona disaster there was a scarcity of ampules and vials of medication”, hospital pharmacist, Ralph van Wezel, says. “We put together medicines ourselves from uncooked supplies and fill the syringes ourselves. That saves supplies and we’re fully self-sufficient”.

There are at the moment ten hospitals within the Netherlands with their very own preparation pharmacies, the hospital knowledgeable.



Translated by: Bob