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Why Water Matters For Hospitals

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By Will Vickery |  Published

Hospitals are all about delivering the best level of care for patients. The experience should be made as simple, comfortable and easy as possible for the patients and employees. Part of this experience is having the comfort of being able to easily access clean and refreshing drinking water around the hospital. Hospitals looking to promote health and wellbeing to their patients and employees should be offering that and more. Scientists say that a loss of 1% of body mass due to dehydration can impair performance. A doctor, nurse or patient who is wilting due to dehydration won’t be in the best state of mind or performance which is crucial within a hospital. This is why having accessible water in a hospital is crucial.

What’s the best means of providing hydration for hospitals?

Having water coolers in hospitals are the best means of providing hydration. They provide high quality water that is both sustainable and cost-effective to run. Calorie-free water is healthy and so promotes subliminal, positive messages across all hospital wards and departments.

Why water coolers in Hospitals?

Water coolers are a good choice as they offer chilled, convenient and delicious water wherever you wish to place them. They are safe, hygienic, cost-effective and sustainable.

What’s best – a mains-fed or bottled water cooler?

Whether you decide to choose a bottled water cooler or a mains-fed water cooler, there are two things to consider when choosing a water cooler.

Firstly, safety and hygiene are paramount. To have a guarantee of excellent standards, make sure you use a member of the trade association, the British Water Cooler Association (BWCA).

Secondly, you need to decide which type of cooler you want.

There are two main types:

If you want to be able to plug-in the machine or machines wherever is convenient, and you have suitable cool, dark space to store a supply of bottles, a bottled water cooler is ideal. At Thirsty Work we can also brief your staff on the safe, ergonomic and hygienic way to change the bottles.

If, on the other hand, you have a readily accessible source of mains water and limited storage space for containers, then a mains-fed cooler may be more convenient. At Thirsty Work we will be able to offer you guidance on which machines will be suitable for your premises.

A mix of the two types may be useful and at Thirsty Work we are able to offer this for you.

Not all water coolers are equal

Whichever style of water cooler you choose, we recommend choosing a supplier that is a member of the British Water Cooler Association – the leading trade body ensuring the highest standards of safety and hygiene. As Thirsty Work is a BWCA Member we must follow the codes of practice and undergo annual audits, which ensure are products and service is of the highest standard.