Hoshizaki ice helps patients stay hydrated and healthy

DCM-120KE-P ice dispenser

Leading ice machine manufacturer Hoshizaki has stated that it is “prioritising ice machine orders for essential sites including hospitals” so that patients stay hydrated and healthy.

This promise has been made by the brand in reaction to the current Covid-19 pandemic which is seeing tremendous pressures mount on UK hospitals – environments which rely on ice for patient care.

Simon Frost, Director, UK & Ireland, explains: “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.”

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Out of all of the quality ice styles that Hoshizaki offer, flaked ice is by far the most appropriate for healthcare settings as Mr Frost continues to explain: “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.”

By offering multiple flaker ice machine models in various sizes and capacities, Hoshizaki is proving its commitment to meeting the needs of hospitals, not just from an ice style point of view, but capacity and size point of view too.

For example, Hoshizaki’s largest flaker model, (FM-1800ALKE-R452-SB), is able to produce a massive 1800kg of ice per 24 hours whilst the brands smallest flaker (FM-80KE-HC) model measures just 640 x 600 x 800mm which is ideal for the smallest of hospital areas.

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Andrew Seymour

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