Hospital Catering Award

The Hospital Catering Award is presented to the NHS Trust that has strived to improve the standard of food and its nutritional value for the benefits of both patients and staff.

2016 Winner: Taunton & Somerset NHS Trust

Hospital Catering 2016 Winner: Taunton & Somerset NHS Trust

Musgrove Park has been developing best practice initiatives in areas such as food waste reduction, and making cost savings of £120,000 per year without any loss in food quality. Moving to a same day system and working closely with its catering provider, housekeeping team and ward nurses, food waste was reduced from 21 per cent to five per cent through effective monitoring of patients’ needs and bed turnover. A new food folder provides housekeeping staff on each ward with a greater clarity on the meals offered.

Commended
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals of North Midlands - Stafford Hospital
The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

2015 Winner: Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust


The in-house catering team at this years' winner spends 80 per cent of its budget on ingredients from local suppliers, supporting local, independent businesses,aiding economical growth and helping the environment by reducing food miles. Since 2011, patient satisfaction levels regarding its hospital meals haveincreased from 48 per cent to 96 per cent in 2014-15.

2015 Commended:

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
University Morecambe Bay NHS Trust