Zehnacker Ireland Healthcare awarded ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certifications for its catering, cleaning and decontamination services.


27 May 2015


 Mr Maurice Buckley, NSAI CEO, presented Zehnacker Ireland Healthcare with the certification to the Quality Management Standard ISO 9001 for catering and cleaning services and the certification to the Medical Devices Quality Management System Standard ISO 13485 for its centralised decontamination services.


 “I congratulate Zehnacker Ireland Healthcare on achieving both the ISO 9001 and the ISO 13485.  The latter assists companies in the highly regulated medical devices sector to sell their products on the European market and demonstrates to customers and regulators a professional approach as well as quality and excellence” said Maurice Buckley, CEO, NSAI.

Zehnacker Ireland Healthcare provides catering and cleaning services to healthcare clients across Ireland and decontamination services from a state of the art central decontamination unit on the grounds of Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital.


The €5m central decontamination unit is a service concession arrangement between Zehnacker Ireland and Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital was developed to provide shared services to both public and private hospitals in addition to Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital. The unit is managed by Zehnacker Ireland Healthcare and the service is fully compliant with the HSE, European and now ISO 13485  standards ensuring  that all medical devices reprocessed in the new unit are decontaminated to meet the highest quality requirements.This is the first shared service unit to achieve this standard in Ireland.


“We strongly believe in the future Public Private Partnerships in the healthcare sector. Working together to deliver high quality shared services in state of the art facilities that drive the highest standards in safe processes and efficiencies will ultimately benefit patients.”  John O’Carroll, Zehnacker Healthcare Ireland MD