Nutrition and Hydration


Nutrition and HydrationWater 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

Hydration Toolkit


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.

Herefordshire WHOOSH Hydration campaign would like to encourage all health and social care providers to join us in raising awareness of the importance of hydration for good health and well-being. Please download the resources on this website to use in your campaign and remember to share your hydration week with us by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and tagging us on Twitter @nhsCCGHere using the #hydratedandhealthyhere

Resources and Useful Documents

pdf Top 10 Hydrating Foods Infographic (363 KB)

6 - 8 Healthy Drinks Poster

Urine Table Poster

pdf Thousands Have Lived Without Love Poster (1.10 MB)

pdf The Benefits of Drinking More Water Infographic (351 KB)

pdf Remember to Hydrate Poster (591 KB)

pdf Making a Difference Everyday Poster (3.50 MB)

pdf Every Sip Counts Poster (680 KB)

pdf A Helping Hand Poster (267 KB)

pdf Tetley Care Hydration Handbook (3.49 MB)

pdf 18 Ways to Stay Hydrated Infographic (423 KB)

pdf Hydration Break Time Quiz (33 KB)

pdf WHOOSH Pledge Cards 2018 (364 KB)

document Hydration Board Game Booking Form (99 KB)

Infection information