John Prendergast is the Senior Decontamination Engineer working within the specialist team at NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership/Specialist Estates Services. His role is dedicated to all aspects of decontamination/reprocessing techniques of medical devices. John is a member of a team that provides validation services, advice and guidance to Health Boards/Trusts within Wales and works closely with Welsh governmental departments to deliver policy and strategy in this unique and often complex field.
John has worked within the NHS in Wales for the past 35 years.
In 2012 John completed the ACIST course (qualifying course for Authorised Engineer – Decontamination) and was formally accepted onto the IHEEM register as an Authorised Engineer (Decontamination) late 2013.
He was a member of the CSC committee between 2011 and 2022.
He finds his work challenging in very difficult times, financial restrictions within the NHS, changing guidance and increasing accountability to Healthcare organisations provide the ultimate quandary.