In 2005, the €30 million investment we made into the Celtic Linen Drinagh site included a purpose-built specialist laundry services healthcare and hospital plant. Here, in line with the highest standards of hygiene and infection control, we exclusively process products for the healthcare industry.
This NSAI-accredited facility has a full barrier system to meet hospital requirements. By operating on a straight-through principle, soiled and clean hospital ward bed linen are always kept separate in order to prevent contamination, cross-contamination and re-contamination.
We have validated and challenged wash processes and have established documented evidence to prove that our linen hygiene services consistently provide chemical and thermal disinfection on microbiological contaminants. We have specifically challenged our process to remove indicator organisms commonly associated with Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI).
Risk Analysis & Bio contamination Control (RABC)
We achieved accreditation to I.S. EN 14065:2016 RABC Risk Analysis & Bio contamination Control (RABC) System. An EU-wide standard for industrial cleaning, RABC ensures continuous monitoring of the microbiological quality of laundry. Key aspects of the system are the prevention of biological contamination and the quality and safety of products. Such controls are vital to ensure the correct decontamination of hospital linen, and they assist in the prevention and management of Healthcare Associated Infections.
Our Healthcare Plant has maintained quality standard ISO 9001 in Ireland since 1994. Our fully documented and established quality management system drives continuous improvement and high standards of performance.
We were awarded ISO 14001 standard in 2009. Committed to environmental protection and pollution prevention, we actively pursue innovative environmental initiatives.
Our Healthcare Plant successfully achieved accreditation to I.S. EN 14065 RABC Laundry Processed Textiles, Bio contamination Control System in May 2010. The standard is based on a Risk Analysis & Bio contamination Control (RABC) System with the aim being to assure the microbiological quality of processed textiles.
Quality standard:ISO 9001:2015 -
Environmental Management Systems:ISO 14001:2015 -
Risk Analysis and Bio contamination Control:I.S. EN 14065:2016 RABC -
Get int touch with our Healthcare Manager Hugo Malone today to see what Celtic Linen can do for you.