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FOI 3788 Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust – Hospital Catering

Which of your hospitals have on site kitchens?

Solihull Hospital – Main Central Production Unit – preparation and cooking of patient meals for 3 sites using a cook chill method.
Heartlands Hospital – End unit meal assembly and holding area for decanting of cook chill meals prior to delivery to wards delivered from Solihull CPU.
Good Hope Hospital – End unit meal assembly and holding area for decanting cook chill meals for delivery to wards delivered from Solihull CPU.

For those without on-site kitchens do you buy in your hospital meals from suppliers or do you prepare and cook the patient meals in your hospitals?

All meals for the 3 sites are prepared and cooked using the cook chill method at Solihull Central Production Unit.

Who is responsible for the catering in your individual hospitals ?

Catering Services, Facilities Directorate, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.

Does this company also manage your visitor and staff catering?

Only on Good Hope and Solihull sites. Heartlands staff and visitors catering is by Independent Contractors.

What branded visitor catering cafes/restaurants do you have operating at your hospitals?

Costa Coffee on all 3 sites.

How much do you spend per patient per day on hospital meals in 2014 how does this compare to now 2015?

2014 average cost per day = £9.27

2015 average cost per day = £9.56

What percentage of this do you spend on food and beverage purchases for hospital meals?

Approximately 24%

How many patient meals do you serve daily in your hospitals?

Approximately 1,726 meals per day.

From which food distributors do you buy your food and beverages?

3663, AAH Pharmaceuticals, Arthur Brett, Beverages Direct, Cafe Bar, Chicken Joes, Costa Coffee, Coca-Cola, Dairy Crest, Delice de France, Ginsters, N H Case, National Halal, Nutripak, John Shepperd, Juiceworks, NHS Supplies, Yearsley, Fabulous Baking Boys, Central Supplies, Midland Food, Unique Bakeries, Good Food Chain.

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