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.

2019 Winner

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Nottingham University Hospitals serves 1,800 meals each day to patients on wards and these are created using fresh local ingredients with 77 per cent of its raw ingredient spend going on local ingredients – meat, fresh produce, bakery products and milk are all sourced from within the local region or adjacent county. Launched last year, the ‘Memory Menu’ initiative encourages patients to tuck in and help with their recovery, as well as helping older people eat well. This menu replaced the previous hospital mealtime menu on wards.

Hospital Catering Award 2019 Winner: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust


Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust - University Hospital Lewisham
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

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.

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