Five star rating for hospital catering team
Monday, 7 September 2009
The Catering Department at Frenchay Hospital has maintained its five star cleanliness and hygiene rating from South Gloucestershire Council for the third year running.
The team, based at Redwood Restaurant, cooks and prepares more than 1,000 meals a day for patients, visitors and staff.
The Council’s star rating system – called Scores on the Doors – was introduced in 2007 in response to requests for information from members of the public about standards of food hygiene in businesses.
Ratings range from one (for the poorest food hygiene standards) to a maximum five stars for those businesses who can demonstrate the very best practices.
Simon Wood, Director of Facilities, said: “North Bristol NHS Trust prides itself on producing high quality meals for our staff, patients and visitors in a clean and safe environment. Well done to our staff at Frenchay.”
Earlier this year, the food at both Southmead and Frenchay was rated as ‘excellent’ for the fifth year running as part of the annual PEAT (Patient Environment Action Team) inspections that look at quality of food, hospital environment and cleanliness from a patient’s perspective.
Simon added: “All aspects of the work done by our Catering teams here at NBT is consistently excellent. We believe that patients, staff and visitors eating our food, are eating some of the very best hospital meals in the South West.”
South Gloucestershire Council’s Executive Member for Communities, Councillor Heather Goddard said: “We are delighted with Frenchay Hospital’s achievement. Five stars are only awarded to premises with the highest possible food hygiene standards and the fact that they have maintained these high standards for at least three years is very commendable.”