Hospital & healthcare environments are nowadays faced with an increasing threat of microbiological contaminations, the so called ‘hospital acquired infections’ (HAI). These environments all count numerous places where the risk of transmitting microbiological contamination is high. The interrelation of these places simplifies the spread of bacteria. This risk also affects the laundry process. Bacteria coming from soiled linen through air, hands or human contact during improper handling or processing of laundry are an important cause of infection. Therefore, hospital & health care environments need to take preventive measures in order to avoid microbiological contamination in the laundry process.
The IH-range of barrier washer extractors offers a solution for this threat as it considerably reduces the risk of recontamination or cross contamination thanks to its ‘dual door’ design. The barrier washer extractors are built ‘in’ a physical wall separating the loading & unloading side. This set-up ensures an optimal sanitation and avoids contact between clean, disinfected laundry & soiled, contaminated linen.