Efficiencies on the ward
Releasing time to care through knowing patients are now able to help themselves. Reduced spillage, reduced need for drugs and huge savings of time and money by preventing unnecessary intravenous drip usage.
Bottom line cost reductions at scale
The potential savings run into the £millions (and maybe £billions) through prevented admissions, reduced lengths of stay, reduced drip use, and other reductions due to the prevention of dehydration. The prevention of one avoidable I/V drip could save the NHS around £1000 through reductions in length of stay, staff time and risk of infection.