Gladstone Hospital's Chris Hayes and Ian Goode inspect the bed pan water feature.
Gladstone Hospital's Chris Hayes and Ian Goode inspect the bed pan water feature.

Bed pan water feature lifts hospital morale

NOBODY could accuse Gladstone Hospital workers of putting in a piss-poor effort, after an ingenious idea to boost morale.

The hospital's engineering department wastold to dispose of a heap of old bedpans one day, but decided to make a bed pan water feature.

An old intra-venous drip stand was used for the stand, old bed pans became the water carriers, the pump came from an old bed pan flusher, a toilet float was used to replenish water levels and the rest of the 100 per cent recycled piece was made from dishwasher parts.

Yesterday one of the hospital's cancer patients contacted The Observer and said the feature had put a bit of a smile on her face.

Its inventors Chris Hayes and Ian Goode said hospital staff had made numerous positive comments about the feature.



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