Ice machine manufacturer Hoshizaki is prioritising ice machine orders for essential sites including hospitals so that patients stay hydrated and healthy.
Simon Frost, director UK & Ireland at Hoshizaki, said hospitals environments depend heavily on ice for patient care.
“Hospitals up and down the UK, as well as across the globe, rely on Hoshizaki ice machines for a whole host of medical tasks.
“These include using ice to reduce swelling, keeping patients hydrated, storing perishables and even for organ cooling and transportation.”
Out of all of the quality ice styles that Hoshizaki offers, flaked ice is by far the most appropriate for healthcare settings, said Mr Frost.
“Flaked ice is most commonly used in the medical field due its slight shape which proves ideal for filling or moulding ice packs and for cooling medical plates/organs.
“The soft, chewable structure and faster melting rate of flaked ice also makes this ice style especially good for hydrating patients.”
Hoshizaki offers flaker ice machine models in various sizes and capacities.
Its largest appliance is able to produce 1800kg of ice per 24 hours while the brand’s smallest flaker measures just 640 x 600 x 800mm, making it ideal for hospital catering areas limited on space.