At Medco we take great pride in the quality of our uniforms and non-medical supplies. All items are manufactured to the highest standards and use material that is suited for the environment for which they are intended. You will find full care instructions on your garment tag to ensure you get the very most from your Medco uniform.
Care Instructions that you should be aware of:
Do NOT bleach: Do not use bleach on any of our uniforms. Preferably use a laundry detergent of your choosing or a non-chlorine bleach.
Wash with similar colours: Always wash your Medco uniform with similar colours; do not mix colours and whites.
Temperature: Always wash your garment at the recommended temperature, this can be found on the garment care tag.
If hand washing, add a teaspoon of white vinegar to laundry water before you add detergent or clothing. Vinegar is a great disinfectant but will also stop the material from bleeding.
Separate your wash: Always separate your clothing into categories and wash separately. Dark colours such as navy and black can be washed together, whites should always be washed separately, pinks and reds can be washed together. This separation of clothing will ensure no colour transference occurs and will help to eliminate piling.
Use the Delicate cycle: Always wash your Medco uniform on a delicate cycle. This will ensure your garment remains of high quality.
Dryer settings: If you are using a dryer to dry your items, please use the lowest heat setting available for the first two washes.
Flat drying/ line drying: It’s not always possible with the typical Irish weather, but if you have the opportunity to line dry or flat dry your garment, this would be the preferred option.
Stain Removal: Apply a stain remover to your garment prior to washing.
Turn your garment inside out before putting it in the washing machine. This will prevent the colour fading and protect your fabric for a longer period of time.
More tips for the care of your Medco Nurses Uniform
- Wash your uniform separately after each shift.
- As a healthcare professional you will most likely own more than one uniform. Keep your used and clean uniforms separate at all times.
- Always remove items from the pockets of your uniform to avoid damage, e.g. pens, coins, tissues.
- Handle your uniform with clean hands and after handling soiled uniforms.
- Refer to the care label on your garment for the optimum wash temperature of your uniform.
- Uniforms may be ironed or tumble-dried – please check your specific garment care tag for instructions.
By following the above care instructions and by paying careful attention to the care tag on your garment, you can ensure a longer life for your uniform.
All material used in the manufacture of Medco uniforms has been tested by a UKAS accredited laboratory in the UK to ensure ‘dimensional stability to machine washing’. If you have any questions relating to the care of your garment, please feel free to get in touch with the customer care team here at Medco, who will be more than happy to assist and advise in any way they can. To reach our care team you can call 1890 930 080.