It is estimated that estates and facilities services make up around 8% of NHS staffing but they are often overlooked and undervalued within the work environment.
Ruaraidh Mackintosh, patient catering manager at NHS Grampian, said: “We put on a Queen’s Jubilee menu which we do each time there is a large royal event.
The catering and facilities management firm, which already runs the contract at the children’s hospital, successfully bid for a tender that is worth up to £5 million throughout its duration.
The money made from the sales of the coffee will then be pumped into local communities to help reduce levels of homelessness.
The £1.1m contract will run for 18 months and sees Sodexo deliver patient dining as well as hospitality and staff dining at the 55-bed Nuffield Health Hospital, which opened on 3 May.
Eight awards were presented including Caterer of the Year, Catering Team of the Year, Efficiency and Improvement Award, Special Contribution Award, The Wilma Wilke Outstanding Service Award, Chairm
Musgrove Park Hospital caterers for up to 600 patients a day and works closely with dieticians to ensure that patients are getting the right food to meet their dietary needs or preferences.
The HCA Awards recognise the commitment and contribution of the association’s members.
The remarks by Lord Hunt came when he spoke in the House of Lords in support of an amendment to the Health & Care Bill.
The hospital sector in the UK serves around 800m meals a year to patients, staff and visitors across nearly 180 acute trusts and health boards. The ACC Liverpool will be a great place for suppliers