CRITICAL REVIEW ON LAUNDRY MANAGEMENT AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN HOSPITALS OPERATIONS
In today’s scenario, a patient is aware and careful about hygiene, care and a healthy environment, they can hope clean linen, and it’s changed on a daily basis. Laundry service in a hospital is one of the major components which directly affects the patient and hospital staff’s health and hygiene. It is accountable for supplying clean and adequate linen to the hospital. It includes collecting, sorting, storage and transportation of dirty linen from hospital and washing, disinfection, extracting, drying, ironing, folding, transportation of clean linen from laundry back to the hospital and storage of clean linen in the hospital. Hospitals should provide sufficient and suitable washed linen which produces and generates satisfaction. If linen used in the hospital is unclean, then it creates dissatisfaction and spreads the infection to patients as well as the hospital staff. If the laundry department is not managed and maintained properly, then it may lead to various problems like an unhealthy environment, spreading of germs, infections, and viruses with the incurrence of expenses and increase in the dissatisfaction level in patients and staff.