Maker of unique catering trolley looks to step up product’s commercialisation

Healthcare supplier Quality Hospital Solutions (QHS) is aiming to develop a commercial channel for a specialist beverage trolley it created in partnership with a North East hospital authority.

The system was originally developed alongside Sunderland City Hospitals to provide an effective and practical solution to meet patient hydration needs.

Since then, numerous hospital trusts have adopted the Beverage Trolley, finding that their tea round has been transformed by offering a warm beverage at the patient’s bedside, made to their individual preferences.

QHS has since expanded the use of the Beverage Trolley to call centres and large headquarter offices, such as BET365 and Wren Kitchens, which both wanted to improve catering efficiencies and provide staff with quality hot beverages at their desk.

In a bid to expand growth of the beverage trolley, the company has appointed its long-standing healthcare marketing communications agency, Onyx Health, to manage all sales and marketing activities.

“For us to also manage the sales of the Beverage Trolley is a natural progression as most of our marketing activity is around lead generation, so we are now closing the loop,” explained Karen Winterhalter, managing director at Onyx Health.

The trolley is unique in that it has a built-in double-skinned 10-litre boiler, which keeps water hot for up to 40 minutes, and dispensers for individual servings of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, allowing the operator to make drinks at an individual’s bedside or desk, exactly how they want it to be made.

QHS says it is willing to work with customers to understand their staff catering requirements in order to develop bespoke trolleys.

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