Hollyacre Bungalow Care Home in Sacriston, Co Durham, provides long term and occasional respite care for 10 younger adults with physical and learning disabilities. The home is privately owned and was opened in 1997 offering 24-hour non-nursing care and support for its residents. Most of the accommodation is on the ground floor and the home has an attractive garden and pleasant views across the local countryside.
In 2015 the laundry at Hollyacre needed replacing and the decision was made to install equipment from Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems on their increasingly popular fixed price hire scheme. The equipment selected was a Schulthess 7kg washer extractor with a sluice programme for soiled items, and a Speed Queen tumble dryer. Sharon Gilchrist, manager of the home, told us that the laundry is in use every day, operated by the care staff who are all given training on the special programmes.
“The fixed price hire scheme is excellent for us”, Sharon explained. “It means that we know exactly what our outlay on laundry is each month, and we know there aren’t going to be any nasty surprises if we do have a machine breakdown – all the labour and parts are covered in the monthly payment. But the equipment has been fantastic so far, so we haven’t had to worry about that anyway”.
For further information on our popular fixed price hire scheme or about our commercial laundry equipment, contact us and see how we can advise you to best suit your business.
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