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From IKEA to Hospitals: The Versatility of Drink Trolleys

Posted on 06/10/2023 by Steve May
Estimated reading time: 1 min read
Categories: Uncategorised

The popularity of drink trolleys isn’t limited to healthcare settings; they have also found a place in the heart of home décor enthusiasts. IKEA, a leading retailer in affordable furniture, offers various drink trolleys for home use, while models like the Nightingale Ward Beverage Trolley from Refreshment Systems Ltd are designed for demanding hospital environments.

Drink Trolleys in Home Décor

Drink trolleys, or bar carts, have become a popular addition to homes, offering both utility and aesthetic appeal. Retailers like IKEA offer stylish and affordable options[^1^]. Homeowners use them to display their collection of spirits, glassware, and bar tools, often turning them into a focal point during social gatherings.

However, while IKEA’s drink trolleys are perfect for home use, their functionality doesn’t quite extend to the rigorous demands of a healthcare setting.

The Crucial Role of Drink Trolleys in Healthcare

In contrast to home use, drink trolleys in healthcare settings must be robust, easy to clean, and efficient in delivery. They play an essential role in maintaining patient hydration, a critical aspect of patient care[^2^].

The Nightingale Ward Beverage Trolley from Refreshment Systems Ltd, developed in collaboration with the NHS, is specifically designed for this purpose. Its features include a large boiler capacity, lockable compartments, and a lightweight frame for easy manoeuvrability, making it an indispensable tool in healthcare settings.

Wrapping Up

Whether it’s a stylish bar cart from IKEA or a functional beverage trolley in a hospital, drink trolleys prove their versatility and usefulness in varied settings. However, when it comes to patient care, specialised models like the Nightingale Ward Beverage Trolley stand out with their focus on hygiene, efficiency, and patient needs.

For more information about the Nightingale Ward Beverage Trolley and other healthcare solutions, visit Refreshment Systems Ltd (RSL).

[^1^]: IKEA, Bar Carts
[^2^]: NHS, Keeping hydrated – Advice for older people

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