Irish company donates 250,000 water bottles to frontline healthcare workers 2 weeks ago

Irish company donates 250,000 water bottles to frontline healthcare workers

A very nice gesture.

Irish company Ishka Spring Water has announced that it is donating 250,000 250ml bottles of water to frontline healthcare staff as they battle Covid-19 in Irish hospitals.

The donation is being made across 17 locations between the Ireland East Hospital Group and the UL Hospitals Group.

Director of the company Dennis Suttion said: "We chose our 250ml-sized bottles for this project as that’s what we always provide for marathons and other long-distance running events.

"We find it works for the athletes who can grab a bottle, enjoy a drink and then the bottle can be recycled, without them having to carry it along. In the same way, we hope healthcare workers will be able to grab a quick drink and recycle the bottle, without needing to keep track of where they’ve left it down."

The company will use 80 pallets to transport their donation, and they have said that the bottles are 100% recyclable. Ishka's water is sourced from a natural spring in Ballyneety, Limerick.

Communications Director with Ireland East Hospital Group, Caroline Kohn, expressed appreciation for the donation, saying: "This will help our staff to stay well hydrated providing services and caring for our patients throughout their long shifts.

"Our teams can really feel the heat as they keep up the massive effort to tackle Covid-19. They will be so happy to see these bottles of water coming in the door."