Laaaaa · 20/04/2021 17:54
I'm a nurse and honestly it's too much messing. No one will buy pods and it will just sit there. Good coffee. Tea bags (lots and lots) if you want and a thank you card to individual nurses would be amazing.
If you are getting cakes ect, nice fruit would be nice too (I'm always on a diet!)
MadMadMadamMim · 20/04/2021 18:01
It's a very kind thought - but someone bought my work place staff room 2 of these a couple of years ago, and they honestly never get used.
We rarely have time to make a 'proper' drink and the pods are hugely expensive. I don't even know what brand/type they take or how to use the machines.
Mrgrinch · 20/04/2021 18:12
You could make a nice hamper with mugs, coffee, tea etc. Unfortunately I think they wouldn't be able to use it without it being pat tested and things like this often don't work well in shared spaces. Conflict arises when someone uses all the pods, uses the ones someone bought for themself etc.
KeyWorker · 20/04/2021 18:25
It’s not a terrible idea, we had a dolce gusto machine on our ward for years. we would all put money in 3 or 4 times a year to stock up on pods (tho they would usually run out a few weeks before we got round to re-stocking). Some people also had their own pods kept in their lockers too. We loved it, but when it eventually broke nobody was really bothered about replacing it in the end but that’s because we stopped shopping for all communal supply’s.
Titterofwit · 20/04/2021 18:25
Its a lovely idea but I would hold off buying a coffee maker unless the ward specifically asked for one. They are al so different and they take time to get to know and use properly - and this is time most nurses dont have .Plus small appliances often go walkabout even from locked areas.
Pat testing isnt necessary for new items though so thats one thing you wouldnt need to worry about.
The treat hamper is the best idea. You can put tea coffee and hot chocolate boxes in and if you hand pick some lovely fruit to make it look special and pop small wrapped chocolates and sweets among the tissue paper it will be a great gift for everyone.
KeyWorker · 20/04/2021 18:30
Just to add, we have a couple of cafetières now to make a decent coffee with so maybe you could look at that instead. Although we did love the dolce gusto we are equally happy with our cafetières. Just to add, no matter how busy we are we manage to make a coffee!
SchrodingersImmigrant · 20/04/2021 18:31
We got refillable tablets now.
But I still hoghly doubt hospital stuff can faff about with that
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