Cheap, easy to implement, tackling the most basic problem. Potentially one of the ideas with the highest return to investment ratio I have ever seen
"Simply Brilliant. Brilliantly Simple"
Sir Ranulph Fiennes
The Hydrant - Solving the problem of reaching, lifting, or holding drinks
In healthcare one of the biggest causes of dehydration, and associated problems such as urinary tract infections and constipation, is not lack of fluid but lack of easy access to that fluid without calling for help.
Developed as a result of personal experience in hospital following an operation The Award Winning Hydrant is a simple, low cost, hands-free drinking system - that makes it easy for users to help themselves to drinks whenever they want.
The Hydrant solves the problem in a very simple way - an ingenious cap/handle/clip mechanism enables the user to hang it, hook it or clip it...almost anywhere!!
For hospitals, for care homes and for people living at home with conditions that make them bed, chair or wheelchair bound. It gives independence back to those who would otherwise need help with something as basic as getting a drink.
Jim Easton, NHS National Director for Improvement and Efficiency, in a Keynote speech at the Healthcare Innovation Expo in London said:
"Cheap, easy to implement, tackling the most basic problem. Potentially one of the ideas with the highest return to investment ratio I have ever seen"
The South Central Strategic Health Authority at the same Expo has calculated that:
'Every £1 spent on The Hydrant saves £16'
Healthcare users testimonials
Awesome for maternity use
A recently published Nursing Times Study file attached) has indicated the following:
* 20% reduction in length of stay
* 97% reduction in recorded incidence of dehydration and
* 100% reduction in urinary and wound infections through simply keeping patients correctly hydrated. Further studies and trials are now in hand
* If replicated nationally, a 20% reduction in length of stay could save the NHS £5 Billion per year
"It has hugely improved the quality of life for our patients and as such The Hydrant should be a standard part of any hospital's armour in the battle against dehydration" Liz Evans, Nutrition Nurse Specialist, Stoke Mandeville Hospital
Available via NHS Supply Chain (code UMT004) and 'daily living aid' companies
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