By providing clean linens, hospital laundry services are helping to prevent and contain the spread of germs, as well as instilling confidence in the care patients are receiving from the hospital. Hospital laundry services handle patient and staff clothing and linens used during the patient care process, including blankets, towels and pillows. Improving the reliability of material handling among laundry, supply and patient care areas can positively impact the patient experience by ensuring supplies are available when and where they are needed.
Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are ideally suited for linen transport in hospitals. AGVs can move large quantities of clean and soiled linens and garments, patient hygiene supplies and cleaning solutions and utensils for on-demand or routine delivery.
Automating material transport, laundry delivery and materials management not only frees staff to focus on patient care, but it also:
- Lowers operating costs
- Standardizes delivery quality and timing
- Allows facilities management to track delivery volume and timing for process improvement
- Minimizes damage to facilities and employee injuries from manual cart movement
TransCar® Automated Guided Vehicle
TransCar Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) help hospitals take control of their on-demand and routine material transport activities. By using self-guided vehicles, staff can remain focused on patient-care activities instead of delivering materials, thereby improving quality of care and reducing operational costs.