Water is essential to health, and is one of the six basic nutrients (along with carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, proteins and minerals), but is often overlooked. This can result in vulnerable individuals missing out on the support they need to help maintain a healthy level of hydration.
The hydration toolkit has been developed nationally and adapted locally. Its aim is to help protect the well-being and safety of people by encouraging hydration best practice in the care environment. It provides practical advice on how to minimize the risk and potential harm that poor hydration can cause, and offers solutions to improving the provision of water to people/patients in care.
Herefordshire Hydration Campaign
Oral Nutritional Support
Please follow the link for advice and guidance when assessing at risk group who may require nutritional support: http://www.herefordshireccg.nhs.uk/nutrition
Hydration for Health Pledge
Herefordshire WHOOSH Hydration campaign are support the national nutrition and hydration week by encouraging health and social care providers to sign up to the global tea party event on Wednesday 18 March 2020. Sign up here.
Resources and Useful Documents