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CASE STUDY

MĚSTSKÁ NEMOCNICE OSTRAVA

(OSTRAVA CITY HOSPITAL)

 


 

The Ostrava City Hospital was officially opened in 1898 and until 1918 it was called the Public Hospital of Emperor Franz Joseph in Moravian Ostrava. The original capacity was 190 beds. Today, this hospital is one of the largest hospitals in its region.

The hospital belongs to one of the most highly regarded employers in the region, who strive to provide high food safety standards and the best quality services to patients including catering for both patients and employees.

 

"By purchasing a pot washer from Granuldisk we can now delegate one of our kitchen staff to other tasks. The new washing center gives us significant savings in water, detergent, and electricity. Last but not least, this dishwasher has improved our working environment. We can no longer imagine operating without our Granule Maxi®.”

Petr Hikl, Head of Medical Nutrition and Catering Department at Ostrava City Hospital

 

QUICK SUMMARY:

 

BEFORE /  AFTER:

  • Soaking and manual washing in sinks > 36 wash cycles/day with Granule Maxi®

  • 2,513 liters of water/day > 1,240 liters of water/day

 

RESULTS:

  • 51 % of water savings

  • Annual water saving of 464,645 liters of water

  • Improved working conditions for the staff and one person can now perform other tasks

 


THE SITUATION BEFORE.

The Ostrava City Hospital serves 1400 meals each day. In the kitchen, the Gastronorm containers were prewashed manually in two sinks and then rinsed in a dishwasher where the final sanitation of the wash ware was performed. The cooking utensils were washed by the staff manually.

This procedure was obsolete and wasted both time, water, chemicals, and energy. The water consumption was measured before the pot and pan washer from GRANULDISK was installed in order to have a baseline for the comparison.

    

 

THE SITUATION AFTER.

Today the Ostrava City Hospital kitchen team run their new Granule Maxi® about 36 wash programs with GN containers each day. With less than half the amount of water, chemicals, and energy consumed daily, the savings are substantial.

Another additional benefit is that less staff now is needed in the washing up area. Tough pre-washing in the sinks is a thing of the past. Without the need for soaking and scrubbing one of the kitchen staff perform other tasks instead.

Before, the manual prewashing routine in sinks, could be managed in 8 hours. Today this is easily solved in 5 hours with completely sanitised wash ware as a result.

 

    

 


 

ARE YOU SANITISING OR JUST CLEANING? LEARN THE DIFFERENCE.

CLEANING:

SANITISING:

> Process that removes food, scraps and grease from pots, pans, utensils etc.

> Detergent often pH neutral - inefficient elimination of germs, bacteria and other microorganisms.

> Temperatures 40-45 °C - inefficient elimination of germs, bacteria and other microorganisms.

> Process that eliminates germs, bacteria and other microorganisms. An absolute necessity for anything that has been - and will - be in contact with food, to avoid cross-contamination.

Achieved through high temperatures, using steam or hot water (above 85 °C) or,

> Achieved through chemical sanitisation - alkaline detergents and chemicals, pH around 11.

 

 

 


 

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