With the NHS serving over 140 million meals to patients annually and a workforce of 1.25 million dedicated staff members in need of nourishing food, this solution is a ‘much-needed innovation’ in the healthcare sector.
Mark Pizey, head of marketing at Oakhouse Foods, said: "We are thrilled to team up with Refreshment Systems to make our nutritious, delicious frozen meals easily accessible to hospital communities. Together, we are committed to enhancing the well-being of individuals during their hospital stay with meals available at any time of the day."
This collaboration enables hospitals to provide a broad selection of high-quality frozen meals, accommodating a wide range of dietary preferences. This ensures that both patients, visitors and staff can enjoy tasty, nourishing meal options at any hour of the day, seven days a week.
Steve May, commercial director at Refreshment Systems, added: "We are dedicated to enhancing the dining experience for patients and staff, and this collaboration marks a significant step toward achieving that goal."
Their combined vision of meal anytime of the day extends beyond hospitals, as they aim to introduce this solution to other sectors, including hotels, public spaces and manufacturing sites.