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Primus Industrial Washers Help Keep Hospital Uniforms Clean and Infection Free in NHS Grampian

Primus Industrial Washers Help Keep Hospital Uniforms Clean and Infection Free in NHS Grampian

The Foresterhill  laundry is situated on the same site as the  Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and Aberdeen Maternity Hospital.  It handles all the laundry from these three hospitals, as well as another seven hospitals within NHS Grampian, serving a total of 500,000 people in the Grampian region of Scotland.

Much of the laundry including all the bed linen is processed in large multi-chamber tunnel washers but some individual machines are required to handle scrubs, other staff uniforms, bags and personal clothing.  Last year the laundry needed to replace two machines in this area, and called on Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems.  They installed two Primus industrial washer extractors – a 55kg machine and a large 100kg capacity machine. Both machines feature the Graphitronic® microprocessor with easy to use graphic display offering a very large range of programmes including those requiring sterility for hospital and care applications.

The laundry has a professionally trained staff of around 38 who are responsible, among other things, for operating these machines. Linda Paterson, manager of the laundry, told us, “The machines are in constant use for eight hours a day, and we have been very pleased with the quality of the wash and the ease of use of the machines.”

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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