WashCo Equip Laundry Machine at Shrewsbury Care Home
The Cliffdale Residential Home in Pontesbury, Shrewsbury is housed in a Grade II listed building and has been operating as a care home since 1945. Licensed to care for elderly and dementia residents the home scores Good against all criteria in the CQC report. It caters for a total of 27 residents in some single and some double rooms, most of which have en suite facilities.
The laundry machine, which was equipped by WashCo Commercial Laundry Systems on their fixed price hire scheme, handles all the laundry from the home including bedding, towels, dining room items and all the residents’ personal clothing. It is operated by the care staff and, according to Tammy Hanmer, Manager of the home, “is operating pretty much all the time, day and night!” Initial training was given to staff by WashCo when the laundry was installed, and the training is passed on to newer members of staff, “it’s important that all staff know the correct programmes for different types of laundry,” Tammy said.
The fixed price hire programme covers all maintenance and repair issues including parts and labour throughout the length of the agreement, and allows care homes to install a fully compliant laundry machine without the capital outlay and makes budgeting easier – there are no nasty surprises if a machine needs repairing.
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