New figures show food choice and quality at our local hospitals

New figures show how our hospital food ranked for quality and choice.

New figures show how our hospital food ranked for quality and choice.

First published in News

Food served in the district’s hospitals ranged in quality and choice, according to a new survey.

Hospitals are now being ranked on the NHS Choices website for the quality of their food in a bid to drive up standards.

At Braintree Community Hospital, quality was rated 98.15 per cent and choice was 90.42 per cent, both mid range.

The choice of breakfast was among the best, and fresh fruit and snacks were available.

Food cost £9.90 per patient per day, which was mid range.

Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford was rated 83.83 per cent for food quality, among the worst, but 96.65 percent for choice, among the best.

Breakfast choices were mid range, and fresh fruit and snacks were available.

Food cost £9.90 per patient.

Halstead Hospital was only rated 66.4 per cent for food choice, among the worst, but 96.3 per cent for quality.

There was no fresh fruit and snacks were only available in the morning and afternoon.

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11:44am Thu 4 Sep 14

pierre-pierre says...

Braintree community hospital food should be good, its supplied by Ashlyns Organic

As with all of the Ashlyns’ projects we have maintained our ethos of locally sourced, fresh ingredients that we use to prepare the meals on site daily. We cater for all dietary requirements with a wide choice of dishes. The menus are specifically designed and dietetically coded to ensure that all of the patients’ needs are met as well as ensuring the patients enjoy the best chance of recuperation.

But Broomfield is pre packed and shipped from Cambridge
Braintree community hospital food should be good, its supplied by Ashlyns Organic As with all of the Ashlyns’ projects we have maintained our ethos of locally sourced, fresh ingredients that we use to prepare the meals on site daily. We cater for all dietary requirements with a wide choice of dishes. The menus are specifically designed and dietetically coded to ensure that all of the patients’ needs are met as well as ensuring the patients enjoy the best chance of recuperation. But Broomfield is pre packed and shipped from Cambridge pierre-pierre
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