Harmony is now offering a free audit for healthcare agencies in the North of England area to ensure they are up to standard. Linen is a vehicle for infection and as such has to be processed correctly from collecting, sorting, cleaning and transport back the patients’ rooms. As such it is vital that laundry equipment and practises meet Health and Safety guidelines.
The care sector has been independently regulated since 2002, April 2009 will see the fourth regulator come in to force. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) will be the new body. It will combine with the current inspectorate the Commission for Social Care Inspection, the Healthcare Commission and the Mental Capacity Act inspectorate in to one.
The impact of this on the care sector is that all NHS Hospitals, Care homes (private, voluntary and social service) will be inspected in exactly the same way and the inspectorate will have the power to temporarily close home and even NHS wards and wings if required.
For more information please see Harmony’s website www.harmonybusiness.co.uk.
Other equipment supplied; Catering Equipment, Epos Systems, and Till Rolls.
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