With this project, the MIW team needed to identify and customise water dispensers and organise an installation timetable that would answer the needs of both the Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Trust and #OneLess. The priority being that the equipment met all the needs of its prospective users – the hospital’s patients and staff.
MIW recommended the Branded Eco-Dispenser HTHB-1500-42 bottle filler as the equipment most suited to the needs of the sites. MIW only works with WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) approved equipment. This guaranteed the unit’s compliance with all relevant health and safety guidelines. In addition, the Eco-Dispenser is sensor operated to both allow the simplest user experience, even for those with physical limitations, and prevent unnecessary contamination through user handling. This, coupled with external antibacterial treatment and internal filtering, ensures the ongoing hygiene of the bottle filler. And with a refill rate of 80 litres of chilled water per hour, and up to 340 litres of non-chilled, the dispensers should be able to cope with even the busiest times. Lastly, an in-built bottle counter allows both managers and users to see how much the unit is being used – and how many plastic bottles have been removed from the environment through this use.
Once a suitable bottle filler had been identified, MIW liaised with both the Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Trust and #OneLess Project Management Teams to customise the units with NHS branding and #OneLess messaging.
An installation timetable was agreed upon and the MIW team took every care to avoid patient disruption during the installation process.