I would pose a secondary question of how many Biomed departments are covering sterilzers, washers and sonic cleaners.
Our Biomed department traded central sterile coverage for bed coverage at the beginning of this year. I think it was a good trade. Beds are computer controlled with a myriad of sensors installed and if you stick with the traditional definition of clinical equipment being therapeutic or diagnostic, the patient bed fits that definition. Additionally, there is almost no time sensitivity with the bed repairs whereas the central sterile equipment is almost always a stat repair need.
Interested in the results of your poll!