Otex ozone laundry service
Medstrom have invested heavily in our laundry facility, which utilises ozone, an innovative, highly effective and environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional washing agents. The natural, cold water ozone laundry process disinfects more effectively than any conventional thermal alternative. It destroys 99.999% of harmful micro-organisms such as MRSA, E. coli, Norovirus and C. difficile spores.
Ozone technology has been validated by the Dept. of Health Rapid Review Panel and the FDA as an effective way of decontamination of clinical laundry. The Rapid Review Panel stated that “evidence shows that it is more effective in decontamination than current laundry systems”.
While traditional thermal washing machine cycles use high (potentially damaging) water temperatures and may need harsh bleaching agents to remove stains, our eco-friendly laundry solution works at low or ambient temperatures. It means we can achieve complete decontamination whilst reducing energy consumption. An additional benefit to our customers is significantly extended product life.
External Sterility Auditing
Our laundry facilities are regularly sterility audited by Anderson Caledonia by swab sampling and air monitoring via settle plates. The most recent audit was carried out on 24/5/16.
Of 31 swabs tested:
– All passed
– 20 tested zero for bacteria, yeast or fungi
– 9 had a count of below 10 (action limit is 200)
Of 14 settle plates tested:
– All passed
– All had a count of below 20 for bacteria, yeast or fungi (action limit is 130)
This is an astounding performance for an industrial laundry facility, and we are extremely proud of this result.
On-site Product Decontamination
Medstrom manage the cleaning and decontamination of tens of thousands of beds and mattresses on behalf of our contract clients. We operate strict protocols for the cleaning and decontamination of products in our service centres, which define processes for:
– The cleaning and decontamination of beds, dynamic mattresses and other products
– The cleaning and decontamination of facilities and vehicles
– Infection control
Our service centres are strictly audited without notice every quarter against a 100-point checklist. This process includes ATP swabbing, a recognised indicator of sterility.
Spot checks of our laundry facility or service centres are welcomed.
Contact us today to discuss how our decontamination capabilities can benefit your institution.