In January 1998 MSR was asked to assist the laundry of the 1100 bed hospital, which was on the point of final collapse. In September 1998 MSR re-equipped the entire laundry with refurbished equipment at a cost of £27,000. The installation was supervised by 3 men from Cambridge - a civil engineer, along with the Addenbrooke’s Laundry & Maintenance Managers. The pipe-work, wiring and power tools needed were all brought from the UK. These tools now enhance the capability of the hospital maintenance team. In May 1999, the Maintenance Manager followed up with Planned Preventative Maintenance training.
“For many years this department was a dangerous problem for the functionality of this hospital as regards safety & health procedures for laundry staff, infection control and cross infection and even financially because the maintenance of the very old laundry equipment was costing the hospital a huge amount of money without solving the problem. Since the new laundry equipment was installed all these problems have been solved and it is absolutely incredible for us (medical, laundry, maintenance staff and directors) not to have those interminable crisis situations. In these good working conditions the staff are very pleased and motivated to achieve good results. Now the laundry is considered as a good job that is desired by everybody and not as a punishment job.” Marta Payer, Nursing Director
The collaboration of the Bucharest Institute of Public Health lead to new national laundry regulations.