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Care home chooses laundry

21 September 2017

Healthcare Design Awards 2017 finalist Castlemeadow Care supports its residents with expertise, sympathy and respect for their dignity – as if they were a family member. Since 1999 the family-owned business has been helping the people of Norfolk and beyond to make the most of later life.

Its new build care home St John’s House has 60 generous sized en-suite premium rooms as well as a state-of-the-art dementia unit. 

“Castlemeadow Care were introduced to Girbau four years ago at The Care Forum and we’ve been using their machines ever since, across all our care homes,”  business development manager Kesh Punj said.

When first approached by Castlemeadow Care, a Girbau laundry consultant listened to its specialist laundry needs and provided detailed advice on laundry design and equipment choice for optimum infection control, operational efficiency and quality. The Girbau team worked closely with the main contractors for the project to ensure a smooth installation and commissioning. New staff for the laundry were also given introductory training on laundry operation and machine use.

“Their customer service is excellent and their maintenance programme is comprehensive. I would highly recommend them,” Kesh Punj added.

Acting care home manager Sanda Scott is thrilled with their on premise laundry: the two Girbau HS-6013 each with a capacity of 14kg enable the housekeepers to process the bed linen, bath towels and residents’ daily laundry. The robust washers are paired with two energy efficient Girbau ED340 Gas Dryers, and a 1m GMP flatwork ironer. There is also a Norris steam ironer for finishing residents’ personal laundry.