Laundry service is responsible for providing anadequate, clean and constant supply of linen to allusers. The basic tasks include: sorting, washing,extracting, drying, ironing, folding, mending and delivery. A reliable laundry service is of utmost importance to the hospital. In today’s medical care facilities, patients expect linen to be changed daily.An adequate supply of clean linen is sufficient forthe comfort and safety of the patient thus become esessential.
The term ‘hospital linen’ includes all textiles used in the hospital including mattress, pillow covers,blankets, bed sheets, towels, screens, curtains, doctors coats, theatre cloth and table cloths.The hospital receives all these materials from different areas like Operation Theatre, wards, outpatient departments and office areas. The OT linen materials need special care since it has to be washed & sterilized carefully. The main purpose of this department is to provide clean material to the patients and ensure that hygienic conditions are maintained in the process.