HUGE Congratulations to Hydrant Inventor – Mark Moran

HUGE Congratulations to Hydrant Inventor – Mark Moran

£1 million NHS Contract for Hydrant Water Bottle

Hydrant Water Bottle Inventor Mark Moran

Follow Me on Pinterest Inventor of the Hydrant – Mark Moran

At Wheelchair Lap Trays, we love to congratulate fellow inventors who work hard because of their passion for their idea. Today, we want to congratulate Mark Moran, the creator of the fantastic Hydrant. We met Mark at the BHTA award ceremony when Trabasack won a design award and we have kept in touch and used Hydrants in our family home ever since. The Hydrant is one of our favourite wheelchair accessories and now the product is now being used in hospitals, to help fight the problem of dehydration.

Mark has spent a long time developing the hydrant water bottle and it allows users to access drinks through a flexible tube. Using a clever valve, the flow of water can be controlled by the user and the water bottle can be clipped to a hospital bed or wheelchair. It was Mark’s experiences after an operation which led to his development of the Hydrant as he explains to the BBC in this short news report:


The product is already used by members of the public as well as a Headley Court, the Ministry of Defence’s rehab unit and Stoke Mandeville Hospital. It has even been sold via the NCT (National Childbirth Trust) as it supports breastfeeding and use in labour.

Hydrant Contract Secured

Hydrant Water Bottle on Bed

Follow Me on Pinterest Hydrant Water Bottle Attached to Bed Frame

As the news report explains, Mark has secured a huge contract to trial the Hydrant in 50 different NHS trusts. Tests show how successful it is in improving the health of those in hospital. The risks that come with developing dehydration include:

Urinary Tract Infection

Wound Infection

Renal Failure

Through product testing, Mark has found that access to Hydrant water bottles gave patients 100% reduction in UTIs and reduced the length of their stay in hospital by 20% too. Shocking statistics show that 2 deaths a day in the NHS are down to dehydration in some way, we strongly believe that Mark’s products can be used to help people and reduce the risks, and are so pleased that his hard work to highlight this issue has paid off.

Hydrant use actually reduces NHS costs

As well as the many benefits to health, Mark’s research has shown that the Hydrant can actually help reduce hospital costs, showing there are many reasons for the investment made in this simple little invention.

We’d like to wish Mark all the success in the world and congratulate him on making it to the next step in the fight against dehydration.

Follow this link, if you are interested in finding out more or buying a Hydrant Water Bottle. We love them and use them every day!

We even made our own little video for him!

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