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HSG (95)18: Hospital laundry arrangements for used and infected linen

  • Document type:
    Health service guideline
  • Author:
    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    21 April 1995
  • Primary audience:
    Health and social care professionals
  • Gateway reference:
  • Series number:
    HSG (95)18
  • Pages:
  • Copyright holder:
    Crown copyright

The provision of adequate laundry services is a fundamental requirement of direct patient care and a major feature among a hospital's many activities which contribute to its commitment to meet Patient's Charter standards of quality services. This circular sets out the recommended procedures to help meet this commitment. In particular it covers the handling and laundering of linen; the importance of securing the disinfection of used and infected linen; and the basic principles of infection control. This circular supersedes HC(87)30.

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