Blueline Laundry cleans up

BLUELINE Laundry has a significant history in Tasmania, having provided 127 years of service to the community.

Developed by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, the service commenced operations in 1893 as BayView Laundry to provide employment for disadvantaged women and girls.

Since then, Blueline Laundry has evolved to be Tasmania’s largest fully commercial and competitive laundry.

Blueline Laundry chief executive officer Michael Sylvester said the COVID-19 pandemic had meant its services had become more important than ever.

“The emergence of a global pandemic quickly established Blueline as an advisor to Public Health, serving hospitals, aged care facilities and quarantine hotels with accredited procedures to identify, control and manage the laundry process infectious linen,” he said.

Local Liberal Member for Clark Elise Archer said the staff and employees at Blueline Laundry had adjusted well during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Blueline Laundry is a significant charity organisation that provides important work in our community by offering employment, training and personal development to people with disabilities and people with less opportunities in life,” she said.

“Blueline Laundry has continued to provide a vital service to our community during this difficult and challenging period.

“They have adapted and modified their work practices to not only continue to engage their workers, but provide important laundry services to our frontline businesses, including our hospitals and aged care facilities.”

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