The Chris Hani Baragwanath laundry is considered as the largest single laundry in the country.
The laundry services the hospital, the Soweto Community Health Centres, Lenasia Hospital and Clinic. It handles a staggering 1'500'000 items of washing per month.
Modernisation of the unit brought in a new computerised system. All linen is scanned via bar codes, giving quantity, weight and destination before distribution.
The linen bank and dispatch area is also automated. The current output is approximately 32'000 items per day.