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New service promotes healthy choices in hospitals

Retail catering will be taken to a new level for visitors and staff at the Royal London and St Bartholomew’s hospitals thanks to support service provider, Carillion, and their five-year partnership with contract catering company, Elior.

The new service was launched at Barts Health NHS Trust earlier this month and focuses on healthy choices to further promote health and wellbeing for customers. The offering now includes high street food, Grab and Go outlets, sit down meal facilities as well as locally sourced, seasonal and fair trade options.

“We are delighted to begin our new relationship with Elior who will be working in partnership with us to provide hospital staff and visitors with food options that are similar to those available in many of our high streets,” says Mike Hobbs, managing director of Carillion Health.

“The food quality, variety and service people receive have long been recognised as having a high impact on patient and visitor experience and our new partnership provides us with the opportunity to create a new benchmark that others will aspire to achieve.”

Robin Givens, sales director at Elior UK adds, “We bring a passion for food and service to our clients and are very excited to work with Carillion to transform patient and visitor dining and catering facilities.

“Our approach focuses on healthy eating and accommodates dietary and cultural preference whilst also improving the speed of service as well as dining preferences”.