ELLESMERE Port Hospital is looking into providing a room for staff to take their breaks.
Currently there is no specific area for workers to go to eat and drink.
The hospital is also looking at withdrawing its provision of bottled water and instead offering access to fresh water through the staff room.
The move has angered one patient, who told the Pioneer: “The hardworking staff at Ellesmere Port Hospital have just been told that their daily allocation of bottled water is to be withdrawn when the present supply runs out.
“If that is supposed to save lots of money my only comment is ‘codswallop’ and when we are so short of hospital staff too.
“Yet the same hospital does not engage in recycling.”
Ellesmere Port Hospital manager Alison Swanton said: “Ellesmere Port Hospital is reviewing the bottled water it supplies to staff across the trust as we are in the process of moving toward a joint contract with the Countess of Chester Hospital.
“We are also looking into the better provision of room availability to provide an area which staff can use to access fresh water, meals and hot drinks on their breaks.”
Ellesmere Port Hospital said that, along with the Countess of Chester, all its domestic waste goes to a recycling plant.