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PFC re-equip laundry at Great Yarmouth care home

PFC re-equip laundry at Great Yarmouth care home

St Edmunds Care Home is situated right on the cliff top at Gorleston on the outskirts of Great Yarmouth, with stunning views straight out to sea.  It consists of 40 single en-suite rooms offering respite and convalescent care as well as long term accommodation for residents who are not quite able, or do not choose to look after themselves.

Until recently the laundry was done in a rather dingy store room but earlier this year Eastern decided to upgrade the laundry facilities.  Dave Ward, who acts as a consultant to Eastern on building and safety matters, identified a suitable room and was responsible for all the necessary building work which included widening the doorway, putting in new plumbing, gas pipes and flooring.  For the equipment Dave contacted Armstrong dealer PFC Commercial Laundry of Norwich.  They installed two Amazon high spin free standing 11kg washers and a Huebsch stacked tumble dryer with each section providing 13.5kg capacity.

The laundry handles everything from the home – bedding, kitchen and dining room items as well as all the residents’ personal washing and is in operation pretty well all day every day.   It is operated by three domestic staff who are fully trained in the use of the machines.  Dave is quite adamant – “if they’re not trained they don’t use the equipment”.   The new machines are working really well and the staff are very happy with them.

Dave told us he had worked with Paul Cullum, managing director of PFC over many years.  “They’re one of the best companies around,” he told us.  “They look after the maintenance of all our laundry equipment.  I know that if I ever need to call them out they’ll come quickly and do whatever needs doing exactly as I want it done.”

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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