How We Support Hospitals

Thain Commercial are Approved Partners with industry leaders Miele Professional and Electrolux Professional and have supported hospitals the length and breadth of Scotland now for over 25 years. In that time, we have worked with a large number of stakeholders, such as; primary care staff, hospital management, facilities companies and sub-contractors, to help them find innovative solutions to their commercial laundry and washing machine requirements.

Thermal Disinfection in Dishwashers

We can supply state-of-the-art dishwashing machines that have disinfection cycles that meet with the Department of Health guidelines for dishwashing in care and hospital settings. When healthcare providers clean dishware, they need more than a washing up bowl. Hospital acquired infections affect thousands of patients each year and the Department of Health (DH) has laid out tough guidelines, to help stamp out the problem. Thankfully, through our partners (Miele and Electrolux) we can provide you with the right solution.

Here at Thain Commercial we know that ordinary domestic dishwashers just don't stand up to the problem. They're just not hot enough, for long enough, they can’t work with sterilising chemicals and commercial tank dishwashers balk at the challenge too, as they lack a freshwater system and their low temperatures cannot guarantee to inactivate dangerous pathogens.

Thain Commercial can supply machines that are specifically designed for healthcare environments, fitting perfectly into hospital wards and kitchens, childcare centres and care homes. Our machines disinfect at a default temperature of 85ºC, which exceeds the Department of Health’s minimum standards. The machines we supply have three disinfection programmes, and as they are supplied by freshwater, which means a clean wash every time!

Department of Health - Guidelines for Decontamination

The Department of Health introduced guidelines, CfPP 01-04, to replace the previous HSG (95) 18 regulations. In order to improve patient safety, clinical effectiveness and the patient experience, The Department of Health issued new guidelines called 'Choice Framework for local Policy and Procedures (CFPP) 01-01. Management and decontamination of surgical instruments (medical devices) used in acute care'.

These guidelines have been generated to help drive the continuous need for improvement of patient safety, clinical effectiveness and patient experience in the medical field. In order for hospitals and care settings to comply with these guidelines they need to adhere to the essential quality requirements mentioned in the CfPP 01-01 guide. The machines that Thain Commercial can supply complies with these guidelines and ensures service-users remain safe and in no threat from infection or contamination.

Customer Feedback

Parklands Care Home Group is passionate about delivering a high standard of care to residents, and an essential part of this is ensuring that every home is fitted with quality commercial laundry equipment. At Parklands, we base our business relationships on trust. I’ve worked with Thain Commercial for many years and it’s great to work with likeminded suppliers. I can always rely on excellent service from Thain Commercial and they’re always happy to help, whether it be for advice on new products or repair of existing appliances.

Elaine Taylor, Operations Director at the Parklands Group

What We Offer

Bespoke Service

Prior to your installation, we will provide you with a bespoke design of your laundry operation, that exactly meets your requirements

Our Offering

We can provide all our customers with access to the full catalogue of Miele Professional and Electrolux Professional branded products

Servicing & Maintenance

We provide servicing & maintenance plans for between 2 to 5 years, where the price will not change for the duration of your contract

Throughout Scotland

We employ a highly skilled, trained and experienced team of service engineers, who carry out work throughout the whole of Scotland

Can We Help?

Our team of product experts are on hand to advise on our entire range of products and services. Fill in some details and we'll be back in touch as soon as possible.