Unfortunately I have been informed that Arthur Clark sadly passed away on Tuesday 5 May I believe following a battle with cancer. Until his retirement Arthur was the Linen services manager at Bradford Royal hospital and a member of the Yorkshire region of the Society. Arthur was always a strong supporter of the society and will be missed by all those who knew him. Our thoughts and best wishes are with his family at their sad loss.
Health board chief executives are poised to receive a business case for the overhaul, which could reduce the number of laundry facilities from eight to four. NHS bosses are considering centralising a service which employs more than 500 staff across Scotland.
See report for further details
The TSA (Textile Services Association) has advised the Society that their members would be available to provide a service to NHS trusts should their present laundry service be compromised as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. However we would advise anyone to undertake a risk assessment/audit of their facilities and policies to ensure they meet the requirements as specified by the Department of Health as to their ability to provide a safe service. For further information
On guidance received from the government we have reluctantly decided to postpone the event until later in the year. This decision has not been taken lightly, however we must consider the safety of all those who would be attending. For those who have already booked further details will be sent asap
We have pleasure including the programme and registration form’s for this year’s conference, and golf competition. As always, your support is paramount to the ongoing success of the Society, so we hope to see you in May.
If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Tel: 01422 372333
Conference Programme 2020 (003)
SHLSM Golf 2020
Congratulations to the HCSA on 2020 being their 60th year since forming in 1960
The society met at the Calderdale Industrial Museum in Halifax. For the full report Day At The Museum
One of our members is interested to know if anyone is using the Model Hospital software and the data it contains. Anyone with feed back please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For Society members who might like to attend there are discounted rates, please see links.
For more information please see www.healthcarefm2019.co.uk Tickets are on general sale at £150 . Our delegates team have some discounted tickets at £99 for members of the Society of Hospital Linen Service and Laundry Managers which can be booked through them directly ( email@example.com ) quoting code LINEN99.
One of our members from the Isle Of Man would like your help with a query. “Do hospital staff in the UK have to pay to use the Laundry Facility? ”
please send replies to firstname.lastname@example.org
This years Infection Prevention Conference hosted by the Infection Prevention Society is to be held in Liverpool on 22-24 September.
Further details can be found here www.ips.uk.net/conference
Hospital privacy curtains are a breeding ground for MRSA and other dangerous bugs because they are ‘always touched but rarely changed. Curtains Diseases a Canadian study
The Society is hosting a one day event on Wednesday 10th April 2019 at the Burlington Hotel, Birmingham. Speakers are being sought to present papers on the laundry framework agreement, the future of linen provision to the NHS, lessons learned from outsourcing and an open forum dealing with topical issues around linen provision, followed by the Society’s AGM.
The event, including lunch and refreshments will be free to attend for all members, NHS employees & corporate members anyone else will be required to register at a cost of £75/delegate.
There is a maximum number of places available and these will be allocated on a first come basis.
Initially, anyone interested in attending should register their interest by email to: email@example.com A full programme will be sent to upon receipt of interest.
DHSC is managing the supply chain for laundry services that are named on the Crown Commercial Service framework Laundry and Linen Services RM1031. Further information: firstname.lastname@example.org