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Armstrong equipment keeps things cleans for Clitheroe Care Home

Armstrong equipment keeps things cleans for Clitheroe Care Home

The Abbeyfield Care Home, which has been running for some 23 years, is set in the heart of the Ribble Valley at Low Moor in Clitheroe, on the southern edge of the Forest of Bowland –  an area of outstanding natural beauty. It has 41 single, en suite rooms including a dedicated dementia unit catering for 11 residents. It offers respite and convalescent accommodation as well as long term care and the excellent facilities of the home are also available to non-residents on a day care basis.

All the laundry generated by the home is done on site. In 2014 Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems supplied three new laundry machines to the home – an Amazon 14kg washer extractor and two Huebsch 14kg capacity tumble dryers. Clare Browell, premises and administration assistant at Abbeyfield, told us they were very happy with the equipment and the service they have received from Armstrong.

The laundry is run by Clare with three dedicated laundry assistants. “It operates every day from 7.30-12.30 in the morning, and then the care staff do some washing as well,” she told us. “We wash all the bedding, towels, kitchen and dining room linen and of course residents’ personal items as well. And our assistants are all trained in special handling of any soiled or contaminated items which require bagging and different chemicals.”

Apart from meeting all CQC national standards, Abbeyfield has an excellent local reputation and aims to provide the highest standard of care for residents – “and ensuring laundry quality is an important part of that”, Clare said.

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What our clients say...

  • “Our machines have come from several suppliers – there is a big difference in the standards of support we receive and Armstrong gets 10 out of 10 – their service has been consistently excellent over several years and when you’re as busy as we are, that’s very important.”

    Jacqui Butler

  • “It’s important to get the right equipment for the job, too small and it won’t do it properly, too big and you are wasting money, energy and space. It is also important to deal with a company you trust to supply reliable equipment and give you the support you need. As expected, the installation went smoothly, we have never had the slightest problem and I know Armstrong will deal with it if we do.”

    Colin Farquharson, St Ermin’s Hotel

  • “Our relationship with Armstrong goes back a long way, and they continue to give us excellent service and extremely reliable equipment.”

    Suzy Brandwood, The Elms School

  • “On average the equipment is working 14 hours a day throughout the week.  The new dryers are brilliant, easy to use, efficient and reliable!”

    Wendy Clayton, Chepstow Nursing & Care Home

  • “The machines are kept very busy, work well and have been very reliable.”

    Fr Oliver, Douai Abbey

  • “That’s the thing with Armstrong, if you ask for service you get it – quickly.  We know we can rely on them which is really important as the speed and quality of the laundry is vital to the hotel.”

    James Suter, The Gliffae Country House Hotel

  • “As before I am delighted with the dryers, they are really efficient and reliable and the customers find them very easy to use.”

    Shaid Aziz, Bright Wash Launderette

  • “We’re delighted with the new dryer. We pride ourselves on a very personal level of care here, keeping up with the laundry and it all coming out looking good is an important aspect of this care and this machine has been excellent since it was installed.”

    Marilyn Collins, Oaklands Care Home