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Bury Hospital New Menu Launch

Friday, August 9, 2013

GMB Urge Support For Pennine Hospitals Food Tasting Session On Thursday 22nd August In Bury To Launch New Hospital Menus

Public and staff should get along to show support for this initiative as nutritious food is clearly of enormous value in helping people in their recovery from illness says GMB

GMB, the union for staff in the NHS, is urging to the public, staff and its members to respond to an invitation by the Catering Department at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust to a special, free tasting session to launch the new hospital menus on Thursday 22 August 2013, 4 – 6 pm at the Broadoak Restaurant, Fairfield General Hospital in Bury. See report in local media in notes to Editors below.

Ray Carrick GMB Regional officer said “This is an interesting initiative within Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

GMB urge the public and staff to get along to show support for this initiative. Nutritious food is clearly of enormous value in helping people in their recovery from illness.

Going further, it is important that local hospitals provide their communities with good advice on healthy eating and how to provide a tasty and nutritious meal for all the family. It is well established that eating a healthy diet boosts health and well- being.”

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Contact Ray Carrick 07974 018 412 or 0151 727 0077

Notes to editors- report in local media.

Does hospital food meet your expectations?

Date published: 05 August 2013

The Catering Department at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is inviting the public, staff and its members to a special, free tasting session to launch the new hospital menus on Thursday 22 August 2013, 4 – 6 pm at the Broadoak Restaurant, Fairfield General Hospital in Bury.

Food and beverage services play an important role in the treatment of all patients and is an essential part of patient care. Good food can encourage patients to eat well, giving them the nutrients they need to recover from surgery or illness

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of menus to cater for differing conditions as well as cultural and religious beliefs. The trust also provides a pictorial menu to assist patients in choosing the meals they most enjoy.

The number of meals provided annually to patients in the Trust is 1,479,000 which equates to us feeding 1,350 patients three meals a day. We also provide meals to patients at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and children’s onsite day nurseries.

Howard Cartledge, Catering services Manager at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “The event will give delegates the opportunity to taste a variety of food from the weekly menu including; special diets, cultural and religious diets. We take great pride in providing a quality services to each and everyone of our patients and staff, and remind everyone Florence nightingale said “Food is a medicine which aids recovery”.

The event is one in a series of free ‘Medicine for Member events’ held every month by The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust giving the public the opportunity to visit hospital departments and receive talks and presentations from hospital staff.

To book your place on the Tasting Session contact Angela Greenwood on 01706 517302 or email ft.membership@pat.nhs.uk

 

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