Linen & Environmental Services

Delivering exceptional housekeeping & laundry service to our patients, residents, & staff

Linen and Environmental Services (LES) is a provincial service whose core business is to provide a safe environment that supports accessible, sustainable, patient-focused care by:

  • Embracing the connection between health and the environment through our cleaning, laundry and waste management practices.
  • Providing services that inspire the trust and confidence of patients, residents, staff, visitors and our community.
  • Focusing resources on supporting patient and resident care

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LES has four main areas: environment services, waste management & recycling, linen services and portering. Further details on our service areas are available below.

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Environmental Services

Our Environmental Services team is responsible for performing a variety of routine tasks associated with the cleaning and disinfecting of clinical and non-clinical healthcare environments.

Typical duties include sweeping, mopping and vacuuming, restocking supplies in bathroom facilities and, stripping linen and remaking beds. In addition, Environmental Services staff safely transport various types of waste throughout our facilities to enable appropriate and safe disposal.

Environmental Services is about more than providing a pleasant atmosphere, it's about ensuring hospitals and healthcare facilities are properly cleaned, sanitized, and maintained to provide a healthy environment for everyone.

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Waste Management & Recycling

LES provides waste management oversight for AHS. AHS is committed to responsible and sustainable waste management and recognizes the importance of developing an effective and integrated waste management system to:

  • Reduce our impact on the environment
  • Promote safe practices to protect patients, residents, clients, employees, physicians, volunteers, the public, and contractors from waste-related hazards
  • Meet or exceed the requirements of all applicable legislation and recognized industry practice
  • Demonstrate accountability and efficient use of health resources by containing or reducing costs
  • Work towards becoming a leader in waste management

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Linen Services

Our Linen Services team performs a variety of tasks associated with the preparation, washing and distribution of linen and garments following approved work practices.

Typical duties include collecting, sorting, folding, transferring and storage of linen and apparel, operation of washing and pressing equipment, and maintaining records and supplies of linens.

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Our Portering Services team provides a variety of duties supporting department/unit operations including the safe and efficient transportation of patients, equipment and supplies throughout select facilities.

In response to requests from various departments, the porters will pick up, deliver and/or return patients/items as indicated.

Portering Services are responsible to escort and transport; this includes everything from patients to blood samples to medical records.

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