Primus Industrial Washers Help Keep Hospital Uniforms Clean and Infection Free in NHS Grampian
The Foresterhill laundry is situated on the same site as the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and Aberdeen Maternity Hospital. It handles all the laundry from these three hospitals, as well as another seven hospitals within NHS Grampian, serving a total of 500,000 people in the Grampian region of Scotland.
Much of the laundry including all the bed linen is processed in large multi-chamber tunnel washers but some individual machines are required to handle scrubs, other staff uniforms, bags and personal clothing. Last year the laundry needed to replace two machines in this area, and called on WashCo Commercial Laundry Systems. They installed two Primus industrial washer extractors – a 55kg machine and a large 100kg capacity machine. Both machines feature the Graphitronic® microprocessor with easy to use graphic display offering a very large range of programmes including those requiring sterility for hospital and care applications.
The laundry has a professionally trained staff of around 38 who are responsible, among other things, for operating these machines. Linda Paterson, manager of the laundry, told us, “The machines are in constant use for eight hours a day, and we have been very pleased with the quality of the wash and the ease of use of the machines.”
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