Hotter, faster food at hospital
A NEW plated meal service has been introduced at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital to improve the efficiency and quality of food served to patients.
Instead of food being served from catering trolleys on the wards, it is now pre-plated in the hospital kitchens and stored in heated units before being delivered. Patients are also able to choose what they would like to eat just 90 minutes before it is served and do not risk their food of choice running out.
Ellen Bull, deputy director of nursing at the hospital Trust, said: “Quality of care is integral to patients and meals and nutrition are no exception. Trials with the new plated meal service were well received, and we are hoping that patients will review this improvement positively, ensuring meals provided are hotter and more timely.”
Andy Whittingham, catering manager at RBH, now oversees the plating of more than 1,000 meals a day. He said: “The old trollies were not giving the patients the hot food they deserved, and the wastage was too high. We hope these very positive changes will please our patients.”
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