Queensland Health – Group Linen Services
Group Linen Services (GLS) is a specialist healthcare laundry and linen hire business owned by Queensland Health that provides 330 tonnes of clean linen each week to hospitals and health services.
As one of the largest linen service providers in Australia, it was an ideal candidate to receive some of the first solar installations as part of a Queensland Government policy rollout.
Planet Ark Power won a competitive tender to partner with the Queensland State Government to install solar systems at GLS sites.
Queensland Health’s Group Linen Services
Wide Bay and Chermside
Wide Bay 165.60 kW, the Prince Charles Hospital 331.20 kW
Installing large electrical systems like these in busy hospital environments was always going to be challenging, but David found that comprehensive and detailed on-site planning carried out by the Planet Ark Power team, and effective communication with the local GLS team and hospital engineering and management teams, allayed any concerns. “The process was completed safely and smoothly with minimal disruption to the daily operations of both GLS and the hospitals.”
System installation in the challenging hospital environment went ahead without a hitch, and there have been smiles all round since the solar switch was flicked. The success of the project demonstrates Planet Ark Power’s capacity to work with government bodies on large solar infrastructure projects. Partnering with Planet Ark Power has been such a favourable experience that Queensland Health is considering a third system for the GLS laundry at The Princess Alexandra Hospital.
While Group Linen Services will save energy costs every year for the next 25 years, the business is also signalling to its healthcare clients and the wider community that management cares about the environmental impact of the laundry operations.
Hospitals and other healthcare facilities have plenty of roof space that could be harvesting the financial and other benefits from harnessing the energy of the sun. Planet Ark Power is ready and able to help your healthcare facility take immediate, affordable action to help mitigate our planet’s climate emergency.
We chose Planet Ark Power to install systems at two of our sites to help us remain competitive in a commercial environment…The process was completed safely and smoothly with minimal disruption to the daily operations of both GLS and the hospitals.
David Chill, Director, Group Linen Services, Queensland Health.