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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