Airing Our Clean Laundry

This year, as we look back over the accomplishments and challenges of the past fiscal year, we’ve adopted the theme ‘Checking our Vitals,’ as we examine what we’ve done – and how well we’ve done it. We invite you to check out the story below which aligns with our strategic priority of sustainability.

Sheets, towels, hospital greens, baby blankets. 6.6 million pounds of it processed through Eastern Health’s Central Laundry service in the last fiscal year.

The men and women in Laundry Services work six days per week – every week – to support every patient, client and resident served by Eastern Health…and the staff that interact with them.

To put this vital contribution in perspective – imagine just one day in health care without clean linens.

They take in dirty laundry….separate it – sort it – bag it for the washers – wash it – dry it – sort it – and fold it – and store it for re-distribution.

In one continuous, endless ‘cycle’ of support that’s getting more efficient every year – thanks to operational improvements implemented in the last year, and a Central Laundry that’s become even more ‘centralized. ■

As part of our annual reporting process, we’ve chosen to highlight four accomplishments, via video, which align with Eastern Health’s four strategic priorities:

These videos may also be accessed via this year’s Board Chair Report, which includes a message from Michael O’Keefe, Chair of Eastern Health’s Board of Trustees, along with a list of several other strategic accomplishments.

This story was written and produced by Deborah Collins, communications manager and Phil Simms, cameraman and editor, who both work with Corporate Communications.

4 responses to “Airing Our Clean Laundry

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  4. Nice to see promotion of an area that doesn’t get a lot of mention in our organization! I especially like the woman’s interview at the end!

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