It was a case of ‘seventh heaven’ for catering staff at Scunthorpe General Hospital, who have once again been awarded a five-star food hygiene rating.
North Lincolnshire Council assess against the Food Standards Agency ratings scheme. Inspectors look at food preparation, hygiene and cleanliness and confidence in management, leading to an overall score rating range from no stars (urgent improvement necessary) to five stars (very good).
Staff working in the kitchens serve up nearly 20,000 patient meals every month.
Keith Fowler, head of facilities services, said: “I am proud that once again our teams have excelled and this is the seventh consecutive year we have been awarded five stars.
“Food plays such an important part in our patients’ recovery. Thank you to all the staff who have helped contribute to this achievement for their ongoing hard work.”
Patients are encouraged to provide feedback on their meals. Of the 272 patients providing feedback in February 98% said they were happy with the portion size, 99% said it was well presented and 95% said they enjoyed the food.