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Birmingham Hospitals improve cleaning

Sector: Healthcare

The Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust has just purchased a total of eight Truvox battery scrubber dryers to assist in improving cleaning standards at Sandwell Hospital and Birmingham City Hospital.  Bought through Truvox distributor The Clean Machine Direct Limited in Telford, the compact and highly manoeuvrable battery-powered scrubber dryers have made cleaning both easier and more efficient, particularly in the maternity unit at Birmingham City Hospital.  Senior Hotel Services Officer Karen Godwin confirmed that, although the hospitals already had scrubber dryers, they were much larger and had trailing cables.  The new battery-powered machines have no trailing cables and are therefore more easily manoeuvrable.

Easy to use  

The Truvox Orbis Battery Scrubbers were initially demonstrated early in December 2010 to Trust Hotel Services Manager Janet Clarke and her team by Bob Orrock, Truvox Regional Account Manager in the West Midlands and Graham Rowney of The Clean Machine Direct at Sandwell Hospital.  “The demonstration was excellent” said Karen Godwin.  “They took things slowly, answered questions as they went along and explained every detail.”  Then the snow arrived and things were delayed somewhat by the difficulty of getting vehicles from place to place during most of December – but that did not stop Janet Clarke placing an order for eight machines, four for each hospital, just before Christmas.  Truvox delivered the first four to Sandwell Hospital at the beginning of January and the other four to Birmingham City Hospital later in the month.   Bob Orrock carried out detailed training to the cleaning staff who were to use the machines after each delivery and here again Karen Godwin was enthusiastic.  “We have had excellent feedback from the cleaning teams” she said, “and the standard of cleaning of many of our floors has improved markedly.”    

Excellent for small areaa  

A handsomely designed scrubber dryer for small or middle sized areas, especially where there are tricky corners to negotiate, the Orbis Battery Scrubber Dryer is ideal for busy crowded areas where hygiene is a priority. It is particularly useful to cleaners working during the day because it frees them from the need to gain access to power points to be able to do their work.   The recently launched machine has a 17-litre solution tank with adjustable solution flow, and a removable and easily emptied 26-litre recovery tank. The squeegee is sensibly located behind the brush for best possible drying performance and shock absorbing wheels either side of the squeegee to prevent it from being damaged and to protect furniture and fittings from impact.   “The machines allow us to cover a larger floor space replacing the need for mopping in some areas and helping improve standards of the floors. These scrubber dryers are more manoeuvrable” concluded Karen Godwin. “The Truvox battery scrubber dryers are a great improvement.”

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