New mugs for hydration

New user-friendly smart cups are being trialled for six months by the NHS to reduce the risk of urine infections.

The hydration cups are to be piloted in four care homes, three in Southend – Admiral Court, Delaware and Priory House – and in the Castle Point and Rochford locality – Elizabeth House.

Chief Nurse Tricia D’Orsi said: “This hydration cup will support healthcare professionals in spotting the signs of dehydration early.”