According to new research recently published by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America , researchers have found that ‘dirty’ linens could be a source of sporadic outbreaks of Clostridium difficile infection. This is because the laundering of contaminated bedsheets does not completely remove all traces of C. difficile, a bacteria that causes infectious diarrhoea.
Researchers found that even after a full washing cycle, cotton sheets inoculated with the Clostridium difficile bacteria were still present and even more worrying is the fact that the bacteria had also cross contaminated with uncontaminated sheets after washing.
According to Dr Katie Laird, PhD and Head of the Infections Disease Research Group at De Montfort University and the lead author of the study, “The findings of this study may explain some sporadic outbreaks of C. difficile infections in hospitals from unknown sources.”
In healthcare institutions and aged care residences where infection outbreaks can put lives in danger, why risk contamination and become a statistic?
With Electrolux Professional in-house laundry solutions and our Barrier Washers, you gain full control over your linen hygiene and gain the peace of mind.
With regards to hygiene control, Electrolux recognises that there is no space for trade off. Which is why healthcare providers and aged care residences alike trust Electrolux Barrier Washers to get the job done safely and efficiently.
Versatility to suit your needs
The Electrolux Barrier Laundry system is currently available in three variants:
The Hyvolution Barrier Washer provides ease of access with its uniquely large ERGO Door which ensures ease of access to linen. Automatic opening options and pneumatic systems allow safe and effortless use. The slim and compact design allows increase of capacity in small laundry areas.
The new Evolution Barrier Range ensures intelligent efficiency with an emphasis on cost savings in water and energy and its outstanding ergonomics designed with the operator in mind. User versatility is also at the fore front with the new Evolution Barrier Range available in 20 kg, 27 kg and 35 kg variants. No matter your needs, we’ve got you covered.
The Pullman Barrier Washer Extractors provides the largest doors on the market and the two-compartment inner drum separated by a Pullman partition provides the best ergonomics and mechanical action on the market. With Pneumatic suspensions for minimum vibrations, the Pullman Barrier Washer Extractors are also ideal when sound levels are a priority.
Electrolux Barrier Washers ensure our clients have access to:
Electrolux Hygiene Watchdog (HW) ensures the best defence against the spreading of micro-organisms and cross infections.
Low Operation Costs
The optimized design of the machine drum, together with the Electrolux Efficient Dosing System, provides top savings in water and detergents.
Automatic inner drum door opening, lightest and largest doors on the market making it the safest and easiest machine to operate.
Control and Traceability
Certus Management® Information System (CMIS) allows for the highest level of control and traceability throughout the whole hygiene process.
Electrolux Professional is the global expert in linen hygiene and offers the broadest range of solutions and best program flexibility on the market. Everything is developed in close cooperation with global hygiene experts to ensure your laundry and hygiene needs are met.
To find out more about building a sustainable business with Electrolux Professional, take a look at our full range of commercial laundry equipment.