The Maria Mallaband Care Group (MMCG), one of the UK’s largest independent – and growing – care providers, has confirmed the continuation of its relationship with commercial laundry provider Miele Professional, through its approved partner, JTM Service Ltd, to design on-premise laundry facilities for its new care homes.
Housing some 4,000 residents and employing over 5,000 staff, MMCG plans to both build and acquire more care homes, kitted out with Miele equipment in its laundries, designed to comply with guidelines set out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The equipment was installed by JTM and compliant with Water Regulatory Advisory Scheme (WRAS) category five, to prevent the backflow of contaminated water and curb the spread of infectious diseases.
To ensure ease of installation and efficient laundry flow, JTM Service has worked closely with MMCG to meet objectives and address challenges.
Paul Wood, managing director of JTM Service said “MMCG are passionate about providing care and as experts in commercial laundry in the care sector we are delighted to be able to continue to support them in providing that care in both their existing and their new homes, with the design and installation of the laundry facilities and Miele equipment and the ongoing maintenance provision to ensure minimal downtime in the laundry.”
Gemma Christie, business account manager at the professional division of Miele, explains: “The importance of having a facility designed around laundry processes is crucial for both hygiene and efficiency. Considerations include space and location; process and usage; and, choice of equipment. For example, having a clear ‘dirty to clean’ flow will ensure items aren’t contaminated and that there is enough room to manage all the laundry required.”
James Burgan, commercial director of MMCG says: We have been impressed with JTM Service’s understanding of the care sector as well as the extensive technical knowledge and responsiveness of the engineers. Their support throughout the installation process has been invaluable”.