Machine frees up staff member to work on other duties at Kauniala Hospital
The Kauniala Hospital for disabled war veterans, designed by architect Lars Sonck, was founded in 1910 as the health spa Bad Grankulla. From 1945 onwards it has functioned as a rehabilitation hospital of the Disabled War Veterans Association of Finland. It is estimated that there will be around 4,000 disabled veterans in 2015 and the Association also takes care of veterans' spouses and widows.
Kauniala is a specialist neurological clinic as well as providing institutional care services. Food Service Manager, Virpi Lepola, recently oversaw the installation of an M-iQ B-M 54 V6P6 flight-type dishwasher. She explained that the hospital chose the M-iQ dishwashing machine because, “It has a
self-cleaning system, which the operator starts after shift. It takes only 15 minutes and make things much easier. It also saves water, because the machine uses only the water already inside of it.
“All the parts of the machine that the operator must remove are color-coded (blue), which explains what needs removing. Water shower pipes are very easy to remove during basic washing.
“Operating costs are less expensive than those in the cheapest offer (from competitor machines) and the M-iQ (dishwashing) machines don’t need a fixed air exhaust, which reduces ventilation costs of the dish washing area. We also have one less staff now than before with the M-iQ.”
At the end of the washing operation the M-iQ cleans itself using the existing tank water. Only the parts which are blue have to be manually cleaned.