Northumbrian Water is providing bottled water to help frontline NHS staff and hospitals across the North East. 

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 James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, following a request last week. 


Since then, Northumbrian Water has increased its bottled water capacity and has reached out to other hospitals in the region to make them aware of the support available. 


The water company has since made deliveries to support staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead, the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle and North Tyneside General Hospital. 


Northumbrian 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 Northumbrian 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 our 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 Northumbrian Water will always seek to offer support, any NHS requests for support with bottled water should first come through Local Resilience Forums.