NWCE Food Service Equipment, based in Bolton, has supplied and installed much needed equipment at Royal Lancaster Infirmary in rapid time.
The hospital required infection-compliant dishwashers to be installed on six dedicated Covid-19 wards set up to treat patients, and contacted NWCE with a brief of sourcing and installing as quickly as possible.
Ben Odling, NWCE MD recounted: “Our team are working hard to ensure we can supply and maintain vital catering equipment used by the NHS and other critical sites across the UK. When the call came in from Royal Lancaster the team responded quickly with a site survey being carried out within hours.
“We sourced the equipment, delivered and installed it all within 48 hours of the original request. I would personally like to thank all my team for their commitment during these unprecedented times and our dishwasher supply partner Meiko for its support on this vitally important task.”
The new units will be used for general cleaning tasks on the wards, helping to support ward staff in their daily roles, also ensuring infection control is met when cleaning duties are carried out for cutlery and crockery.
NWCE is currently operating under its crisis management plan in line with government guidelines. Front-line engineers are now only attending critical response and installation tasks for the NHS, care homes, and critical infrastructure sites as per updated government guidelines issued. The company reports that PPE is replenished frequently for its engineers and is readily available. All other members of the support team are working remotely.
Odling added: “As a company that supports vital frontline services like the NHS and other critical infrastructure such as care homes, the education sector and food processing operations, we are evaluating information and updated guidelines every day.”