NWCE Food Service Equipment has supplied and installed a series of equipment for the Royal Lancaster Infirmary’s Covid-19 wards in rapid time.
The hospital required infection-compliant dishwashers for six wards set up to treat coronavirus patients and contacted the Bolton-based firm with a brief of sourcing and fitting the equipment as quickly as possible.
Managing director, Ben Odling, explained: “Our team are working hard to ensure we can supply and maintain vital catering equipment used by the NHS and other critical sites across the UK. When the call came in from Royal Lancaster the team responded quickly with a site survey being carried out within hours.
“We sourced the equipment, delivered and installed it all within 48 hours of the original request. I would personally like to thank all my team for their commitment during these unprecedented times and our dishwasher supply partner Meiko for their support on this vitally important task.”
The new dishwasher units will be used for general cleaning tasks on the wards and help to support ward staff in their daily roles, ensuring infection control is met when cleaning duties are carried out for cutlery and crockery.
NWCE is currently operating to a ‘Crisis Management Plan’ in line with government guidelines.
Frontline engineers are now only attending critical response and installation tasks for NHS customers, care homes and critical infrastructure sites.
PPE is replenished frequently for engineers and readily available, while all other members of the support team are working remotely, Mr Odling said.
“As a company that supports vital frontline services like the NHS and other critical infrastructure such as care homes, the education sector and food processing operations, we are evaluating information and updated guidelines every day,” he added.