The awards were due to be announced at the HCA Forum which was postponed as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.
The idea of rustling up a curry for Frimley Park Hospital was the brainchild of Mark Walshaw, senior head chef with event and venue catering specialist Amadeus, and his next-door neighbour Gavin Ro
Using the Twitter hashtage #NHSChefHeroes, the aim is to show appreciation for the people who are ‘providing key services and nourishing food at all hours of day and night for critical care nurses
“Across the UK, Compass employees are playing an invaluable role in the country’s battle against coronavirus, ensuring NHS patients and staff are fed and their wards are kept clean, and supporting
In a Procurement Policy Note (PPN), he says: “The current outbreak of COVID-19 is unprecedented and will have a significant impact on businesses of all sizes.
The HCA awards seek to recognise ‘outstanding commitment and dedication’ in healthcare catering and patient service.
Staged in the Live Theatre as part of the HRC Salon Culinaire, this year’s final involved six hospitals with two chefs each, who were challenged to cook a two-course hospital meal in 60 minutes.
It kicks off with a ‘Meet The Buyer’ session on April 1 and then runs through two days of discussion and debate, with a supplier exhibition running alongside it.
The new menu has been introduced to each ward to ensure patients with visual impairments can read the food menu.
The event, held at St Richard’s Hospital, marked the opening of a central production kitchen (CPK), which serves 3,000 meals every day across all Western Sussex Hospital sites.