Aquarate’s Hydracup used in the UK NHS Hydration Project
Aquarate’s Hydracup has been selected to be used in four NHS regions in the UK, to help improve hydration and reduce urinary tract infections.
This hydration pilot will be implemented amongst elderly patients across a range of care homes, domiciliary care, and acute care settings.
By introducing digital innovations across such a broad range of care settings, the impact of the Hydracup can be measured comparatively, allowing the areas with the greatest potential to be scaled up subsequently.
CCGs and ICSs are looking primarily to reduce UTIs and decreased dehydrated related hospital admissions, but monitoring fluid intake has many more advantages. Monitoring fluid intake allows care givers to proactively adjust care given to avoid dehydration, confusion, dizziness, trips, falls & fractures, kidney issues and can reduce the need for antibiotics.