Let’s cool down the hydration debate: drink water but be discreet

Different generations have clashed about drinking at nurses’ stations

Different generations have clashed about drinking at nurses’ stations, with older staff viewing the practice as unprofessional

Should nurses be allowed to drink water at the nurses’ station? The debate has come to a head.

Even England’s chief nursing officer has become involved in this storm – not in a teacup but in a bottle.

Staff should be adequately hydrated at work

Especially during the all-too-brief heatwave in July, it seems some nurses were being prevented from having their water bottles to hand and this has caused a ruckus.

We have to drink enough, they argue perfectly reasonably, to be able to do our jobs.


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