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New kitchen opens at Musgrove Park Hospital

28th Mar 2022 - 05:00
The catering team at Musgrove Park Hospital has moved into a new kitchen as part of an ambitious programme to transform the hospital’s facilities.

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.

Kevin Davies, catering manager at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It’s a real morale booster for the team who are thrilled to be moving into the brand new facility with modern equipment. There’s much more space in the new kitchen and it’s a better environment so we’re already finding it easier to work in. It has a more homely feel for us after being in temporary accommodation for 18 months and it’s great we are now in a more central location on the hospital site.

“We’ve invested in some fantastic new equipment so we will look into what new types of food we can cook for our patients. We also prepare our soups and salads fresh from the kitchen and we get other meals ready for distribution to our wards.”

Written by
Edward Waddell