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Mark Moran is the man behind Hydrate for Health and the award-winning Hydrant range. The idea didn’t come out of the blue. As well as being an experienced businessman – he worked in senior management at Ford Motor Group, TNT, DHL, Olympus Cameras and Procter and Gamble – Mark is a passionate endurance athlete who knows the risks of dehydration through sport. He also knows how easily dehydration can occur in less able people and patients recovering from injury, illness or surgery who struggle to access enough fluids.

Mark lived with limited movement for months, following spinal surgery in 2005. He noticed how difficult it was to get enough to drink, with the jug and glass by his bed either empty or impossible to reach, lift and hold. In short, he was unable to drink without assistance and at risk of dehydration.

Having experienced the problem for himself, Mark was determined to come up with a solution. And so Hydrate for Health was born. After a lot of hard work, the Hydrant was taken to the healthcare, maternity and sports markets. And in April 2013, it won The Queen’s Award for Enterprise, in the Innovation category – the highest accolade for business success in the UK.

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The Hydrant has been recognised as a High Impact Innovation by the NHS and is used in its hospitals nationwide. Studies into its effectiveness show a 35% reduction in length of stay and up to 100% reductions in urinary infections (a common problem occurring as a result of dehydration) and, in hospitals, a £36 saving for every £1 spent through use of the Hydrant.

Today, the Hydrant water bottle range is available for individuals to Buy Online and to all NHS locations via the major distributors.

The Hydrant has won a number of prestigious awards, including The Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

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We’ve got lots of happy Hydrant users, from carers and new mums, to athletes and people with limited mobility.

Find out how the Hydrant has changed lives >

Watch a few short clips to see the amazing results being achieved by the Hydrant.

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