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Castlemeadow Care installs new laundry

Published 30th August, 2017 by Neil Nixon

Castlemeadow Care installs new laundry

Castlemeadow Care, a family-owned business, has been helping the people of Norfolk and beyond to make the most of later life since it opened its doors in 1999. New build care home, St John’s House, offers a new style of premium luxury care in Norwich. It was designed and built with the belief in creating a place where people can feel at home, receive exceptional care and experience a great quality of life.

Attention to detail and providing an exceptional care service is at the core of St John’s House. The home has 60 en-suite premium rooms that offer views over the home’s landscaped gardens. Within the home is a state-of-the-art dementia unit that features spacious en-suite bedrooms. Facilities within this suite include a reminisce lounge, a scenic canal walk, a village store, The Oak Tree Inn restaurant, a deluxe cinema, and book emporium. The design of the suite is centred around a village square theme that includes an indoor illuminated Cherry Blossom Tree focal point.

Business development manager, Kesh Punj, said: “Castlemeadow Care was introduced to Girbau four years ago and we’ve been using their machines ever since, across all our care homes.”

When first approached by Castlemeadow Care, a Girbau laundry consultant listened to its specialist laundry needs and provided detailed advice on laundry design and equipment choice for optimum infection control, operational efficiency and quality. The Girbau team worked closely with the main contractors for the project to ensure a smooth installation and commissioning. New staff recruited for the laundry were also given introductory training on laundry operation and machine use.

The on premise laundry comprises two Girbau HS-6013 each with a capacity of 14kg, enabling the housekeepers to process bed linen, bath towels and residents’ daily laundry. The robust washers are paired with two energy efficient Girbau ED340 gas dryers, and a 1m GMP flatwork ironer. There is also a Norris steam ironer for finishing residents’ personal laundry.

Prior to this project, Girbau also supplied replacement machines to three of the group’s other homes including The Paddocks, Lincoln House and The Mayfields care homes.