The aim is to provide adequate quantity of the quality and sterile linen at the right time at the requisite place to indoor patients, operation theatres and other patient care areas of the hospital.
In-Charge Linen & Laundry services, In-Charge Nursing services and housekeeping personnel are a part of the linen and laundry committee which remains functional on all 365 days in a year in order to ensure uninterrupted timely supply of the washed linen.
Hospital infection control measures are taken to prevent gross microbial contamination of the air and persons handling the linen. Personnel handling soiled linen are provided with Personal Protective Devices like Workers gloves, Face masks, caps etc. Clean linens are transported and stored by methods that ensure maximum cleanliness and sterility. Bed linen/ Patients gown are changed daily and whenever soiled with blood or body fluids.
All soiled linen form OT is separately decontaminated using 5% Sodium Hypochlorite solution before sending to the laundry. It is then packed in sealed linen bags. All clean contaminated line is sorted and packed in sealed linen bags directly.
We make sure that the pillows have heat-sealed, waterproof covers, which are cleaned with detergent and water between patients. If cover is damaged or punctured, and article itself is contaminated it is condemned and disposed of as a waste. Pillows are regularly changed with fresh pillow case and beds are disinfected with 1% sodium hypo chloride after death and discharge of a patient.
At LHDMH, Laundry Service is an outsourced facility. Manual washing and Mechanized cleaning facilities are available in the out sourced laundry. This includes disinfection, sluicing, washing, drying, ironing & calendaring. We frequently visit the outsourced facility to make that the standard laundry processes are followed with maximum cleanliness and sterility.