The water company, which is committed to doing everything it can to help support the incredible NHS teams in the fight against the Coronavirus, first delivered bottled water supplies to a local hospital following a request last week.

Since then, Essex & Suffolk Water have increased their bottled water capacity to be able to support the NHS across the region.


After reaching out to other hospitals Essex & Suffolk Water have now made deliveries to support the staff of James Paget University Hospital in Great Yarmouth, Southend University Hospital, Queens Hospital in Romford and plan to make deliveries to Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital and King George Hospital in Redbridge.


Essex & Suffolk Water teams were able to safely deliver the bottled water to the hospitals while wearing full PPE and following social distancing guidelines. All supplies were wiped down and disinfected also.


Eliane Algaard, Water Director for Essex & Suffolk Water said "We want to do everything we can to help our precious NHS and have been busy helping hospitals maintain their supplies.


"Water is, and remains, essential - for the NHS, for our customers and for our communities.


"We have a responsibility to do all that we can to help support those battling the impacts of coronavirus, if a relatively simple act of supplying bottled water can ease the stress and pressure on all our NHS teams, we will continue to help however we can.


"Our teams are proud to do their bit, with a big thank you to all of the incredible frontline employees and key workers for all of the amazing work they are doing."


Whilst Essex & Suffolk Water will always seek to offer support, any NHS requests for support with bottled water should first come through Local Resilience Forums.