Abbeyfield Society have heritage at their heart. They manage several small, homely, and welcoming homes with established links within their community. Enhancing the lives of residents by bringing together the local communities and their residents is at the core of what they stand for.
Halcyon House is just one of Abbeyfield Society's most loved homes, it is a residential nursing care home situated in the large village of Formby, Merseyside, with 31 fully fitted modern en-suite bedrooms, three communal lounges as well as a large sunlounge overlooking the peaceful gardens.
Halcyon House wanted to update their sluice equipment and replace their current slop hopper with a more robust solution to support the team with their infection control procedures. The initial survey identified that, the entire sluice room would benefit from being modernised and refitted to improve infection control standards.
A DDC Dolphin Panamatic Midi Bedpan Washer was recommended and installed to replace the slop hopper system. The Panamatic Midi is operated by hands-free sensors so that bedpans and urinals can be loaded directly into the machine without the need to empty them first. The machine cleans the items thoroughly using thermal disinfection which helps prevent cross-contamination and improves infection control. The only interaction for the operator is to place the items in the wash chamber and remove when the machine has finished its cycle.
A drainer and storage cabinet basin and bedpan drying rack was supplied from our Hygenex Stainless Steel range. With its impervious and non-toxic surface, stainless steel has the characteristic of being quick and easy to clean. This attribute makes it the ideal choice for fixtures and fittings for hospital and healthcare projects.
Finally, a UVMATIC Air Purification System was installed which helps resolve persistent odour problems by destroying bacteria in the air and on surfaces. As well as the odour control benefits it also destroys viruses such as influenza and coronavirus as well as E.coli, salmonella and similar bacteria.
"Our sluice room needed updating to allow us to comply with modern infection control standards so we turned to DDC Dolphin for help. They did an amazing job. With limited space, the flow of the equipment in the room was extremely well thought out, and Bradley who completed the installation was a joy to work with. Everything was supplied and completed on time and we are delighted with the results. We now have everything we need to ensure that we have a safe and hygienic working environment for our staff."
Anne Marie Roberts – Manager – Halcyon House