LEEDS MET UNI Leeds Metropolitan University is one of the most popular higher education destinations in the country with over 27,000 students based across two campuses.

All the conference and events fall under ‘Well Met Conferencing’, the award-winning conference and events service at Leeds Metropolitan University. With the job of ensuring that the high standards of the venues are matched by the equipment within, Conference Manager, Jeremy Bradshaw has to constantly evaluate the offering to ensure it matches the high standards expected by the delegates:

“As a Meetings Industry Association Member, we were working hard to be the first university in the country to be awarded gold status, and whilst there were many aspects required


ADD TO BED BLOCKING According to the Department of Health’s own figures, each excess bed day costs the NHS £275 whereas a portable hand wash basin, which costs around £150, could see that NHS bed unblocked and the patient at home.

According to a survey conducted by TEAL Patents at the recent Occupational Therapy Show, 60% of occupational therapists believe insufficient home washing facilities are delaying patients from leaving hospitals and adding to NHS bed-blocking.

100% of occupational therapists also consider the bathroom as the most problematic area of the home for patients ready to return home and agree a portable wash basin could help return the elderly and disabled to being cared for in their homes, rather than in hospital.

Manty Stanley, Managing Director at TEAL Patents said: “As well as 70% of occupational therapists believing that portable handwashing assist carers with washing patients, 70% also believe units would remind

to make this happen, part of the accreditation related specifically to the sustainability of the site.”

Jeremy set about investigating alternative options to the plastic water bottles already in use and was introduced to the Vivreau V3 Bottling System and reusable Designer glass bottles. For Jeremy, the choice became an easy one:

“We get thousands of delegates through our doors every year and the one thing that you want them to go away with is the quality that they have just experienced. The branded bottles are a constant reminder of where they have been and who has looked after their every need throughout the day.

“The Vivreau Table Water Bottling System has transformed the way we use water within the University. It is very simple to use, produces deliciously fresh, chilled, still and sparkling water, and the bottles look fantastic within the conferencing areas of the University.”

carers to wash their hands on a regular basis.

“Personal hygiene can be a major issue when considering home care for loved ones as it’s often found that a lack of plumbing makes hand washing impractical. We’ve overcome that obstacle so we can all have clean hands whenever and wherever we need them.

“TEAL Patents is all about portable hand washing units which can be located to the point of need. We like to think by providing hygiene facilities which work in any room of the house, we play a small but key part in helping patients get out of hospital and into the most healing environment - their home – and well

as unblocking NHS beds.”

TEAL has designed and manufactured a range of portable, hot water, basins specifically for the home care environment. For minimal intervention, TEAL’s PatientWash is completely portable and lightweight and provides a self-contained, medical, hot water, hand wash and keeps water warm for up to five hours.

For maximum intervention, the sophisticated TEAL Wash Stand takes users through NHS-compliant hand hygiene practices. Specifically designed to meet the requirements of home care, the Wash Stand can be placed at the bedside. TOMORROW’S FM | 17

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