The annual Society of Hospital Linen Services and Laundry Managers (SHLSLM) Forum took place on 28 September in Stratford-upon-Avon, where attendees witnessed a variety of presentations and debated the workings of NHS laundry management from take up of RFID and automatic uniform dispensers, smart productivity solutions through to procurement protocols.
The main Forum programme had undergone one major change since we first published details of the event. Instead of hearing from Ollie Rix for an All Wales Laundry update, the delegates heard a presentation by John C Lee – sales and services manager, UK & Ireland for Bundle Laundry UK, which is supplying management software to many NHS hospital trusts across the UK, including the five sites of All Wales.
The software brings together three packages:
Bundle Connect is a best-in-class laundry management system designed to administer a wide range of processes quickly, efficiently and accurately. The platform is based on cloud technology so it’s available from anywhere and from any device, all with the assurance that it is automatically backed up and secure.
Bundle Track uses UHF RFID technology to provide textile rental companies, healthcare service providers, and workwear firms with up-to-date information on the life and location of textile inventory. You will know where your textiles are with the touch of a button, helping you to optimise textile inventory and deliver operational productivity gains.
Bundle Worx is a real-time production management system that targets a laundry’s largest costs – labour, equipment and utilities, and allows management to deliver a more productive and efficient process.
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