Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester warned to improve the quality of meals served to patients, report reveals

Royal County Hospital in Winchester

Royal County Hospital in Winchester

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A HAMPSHIRE hospital provides some of the worst NHS meals in the country, a damning report has revealed.

The Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester has been warned to improve the quality of meals served to patients after major failings were found by a Department for Health survey.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has revealed that hospitals will face fines in future if they fail to serve decent meals.

But health campaigners in Hampshire are urging NHS bosses to take immediate action.

Each hospital was given a score out of 100 for the quality and choice of food dished up on the wards between March and June this year.

The quality of meals served at the Royal Hampshire earned it a score of just 65.76, putting it 1,242nd out of the 1,257 hospitals included in the study.

Last night Steve Taylor, manager of Healthwatch Hampshire, said: “The hospital needs to take this very seriously.

“The quality of food is a really important part of people’s care. Staff should listen to what patients say and act on the feedback.”

Mary Edwards, chief executive of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the site, said patients had praised the food prepared by the hospital’s award-winning chefs.

But she added: “We have identified a number of areas to improve further and will look into any other specific issues patients have raised.

“We are really grateful to the volunteers who did the survey and although the results are disappointing we know where we need to improve.”

High achievers include Lymington Hospital and the Royal South Hants Hospital, which both received the top mark of 100 for the quality of their food.

Southampton General Hospital scored better than the Winchester hospital, with a mark of 93.43, but is still 729th in the league table.

Harry Dymond, chairman of Healthwatch Southampton, said he was disappointed with the hospital’s rating.

He said: “The hospital does ensure that fresh water is always available and the very varied menu includes fish every day.

“But one of the things it needs to do is provide greater choice for older patients.”

It is not the first time that quality of hospital food in Hampshire hospitals has come under fire.

Last year meals served on the wards were described as among the worst in the UK following a survey carried out by the Care Quality Commission.

In 2010, following a flood of complaints received by the Daily Echo, Southampton Itchen MP John Denham tucked into three hospital meals himself.

‘Perfectly fine’ He gave them a rating of seven out of ten, describing the food as “perfectly fine”, in contrast to patients who slammed the food as being “disgusting” and “unpalatable”.

Mr Hunt’s vow to fine hospitals is one of several measures unveiled by the Government in a bid to tackle the issue.

But the Campaign for Better Hospital Food described the plans as “woefully inadequate”, |warning that they would be hard to enforce.

No one from Southampton General Hospital was available for comment.

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2:30pm Sat 30 Aug 14

southy says...

A HAMPSHIRE hospital provides some of the worst NHS meals in the country, a damning report has revealed.
Is the NHS to get the blame on this also, when it is a Government Private Contractor that makes the meals that are to be served, the NHS as no say in who are the contractors or even the meals that is dish up.
The private sector with in the NHS get £50 million per day to run the NHS that is £50 milion a day that the NHS could of used and used it far better than these private contractors can.
A HAMPSHIRE hospital provides some of the worst NHS meals in the country, a damning report has revealed. Is the NHS to get the blame on this also, when it is a Government Private Contractor that makes the meals that are to be served, the NHS as no say in who are the contractors or even the meals that is dish up. The private sector with in the NHS get £50 million per day to run the NHS that is £50 milion a day that the NHS could of used and used it far better than these private contractors can. southy
  • Score: -6

2:47pm Sat 30 Aug 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

MAC Donald's , Burger King & K.F.C. all feed you CR*P to , but everyone flocks to the FAST FOOD outlets , like flies around SH*T
MAC Donald's , Burger King & K.F.C. all feed you CR*P to , but everyone flocks to the FAST FOOD outlets , like flies around SH*T SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 3

2:55pm Sat 30 Aug 14

IronLady2010 says...

southy wrote:
A HAMPSHIRE hospital provides some of the worst NHS meals in the country, a damning report has revealed.
Is the NHS to get the blame on this also, when it is a Government Private Contractor that makes the meals that are to be served, the NHS as no say in who are the contractors or even the meals that is dish up.
The private sector with in the NHS get £50 million per day to run the NHS that is £50 milion a day that the NHS could of used and used it far better than these private contractors can.
I fear you are misleading.

Contracting out can be cost efficient as it means the NHS don't have to pay pensions to those workers, which to be fair is massive drain on the NHS.

Although, I'd never wish to see the entire NHS privatised. x
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: A HAMPSHIRE hospital provides some of the worst NHS meals in the country, a damning report has revealed. Is the NHS to get the blame on this also, when it is a Government Private Contractor that makes the meals that are to be served, the NHS as no say in who are the contractors or even the meals that is dish up. The private sector with in the NHS get £50 million per day to run the NHS that is £50 milion a day that the NHS could of used and used it far better than these private contractors can.[/p][/quote]I fear you are misleading. Contracting out can be cost efficient as it means the NHS don't have to pay pensions to those workers, which to be fair is massive drain on the NHS. Although, I'd never wish to see the entire NHS privatised. x IronLady2010
  • Score: 8

3:00pm Sat 30 Aug 14

localnews says...

Southampton General is far worse than Winchester
Southampton General is far worse than Winchester localnews
  • Score: 6

3:17pm Sat 30 Aug 14

southy says...

localnews wrote:
Southampton General is far worse than Winchester
Yes and who are the contractors that do the meals there.
[quote][p][bold]localnews[/bold] wrote: Southampton General is far worse than Winchester[/p][/quote]Yes and who are the contractors that do the meals there. southy
  • Score: -9

3:27pm Sat 30 Aug 14

IronLady2010 says...

southy wrote:
localnews wrote:
Southampton General is far worse than Winchester
Yes and who are the contractors that do the meals there.
Please tell us. x
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]localnews[/bold] wrote: Southampton General is far worse than Winchester[/p][/quote]Yes and who are the contractors that do the meals there.[/p][/quote]Please tell us. x IronLady2010
  • Score: 2

3:51pm Sat 30 Aug 14

southy says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
southy wrote:
localnews wrote:
Southampton General is far worse than Winchester
Yes and who are the contractors that do the meals there.
Please tell us. x
Don't you ever read the news item in the Echo or have you got a very short memory and can't retain information.
Medirest supplys Southampton with Hospital meals as well as the cleaners, there some where between 1,200 to 1,500 private contractors in the NHS
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]localnews[/bold] wrote: Southampton General is far worse than Winchester[/p][/quote]Yes and who are the contractors that do the meals there.[/p][/quote]Please tell us. x[/p][/quote]Don't you ever read the news item in the Echo or have you got a very short memory and can't retain information. Medirest supplys Southampton with Hospital meals as well as the cleaners, there some where between 1,200 to 1,500 private contractors in the NHS southy
  • Score: -10

4:00pm Sat 30 Aug 14

southy says...

Your next stage in Privatisation is coming conducted behind closed doors the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) will ram sack what is left of the NHS and any other State concerns
Your next stage in Privatisation is coming conducted behind closed doors the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) will ram sack what is left of the NHS and any other State concerns southy
  • Score: -8

5:05pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Quentin Heslop says...

Out of interest, what is the private company providing RHCH meals?
Out of interest, what is the private company providing RHCH meals? Quentin Heslop
  • Score: 1

5:12pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Shoong says...

southy wrote:
Your next stage in Privatisation is coming conducted behind closed doors the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) will ram sack what is left of the NHS and any other State concerns
Have you managed to crack their secret website yet detailing these evil plans..?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Your next stage in Privatisation is coming conducted behind closed doors the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) will ram sack what is left of the NHS and any other State concerns[/p][/quote]Have you managed to crack their secret website yet detailing these evil plans..? Shoong
  • Score: 4

5:21pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Paramjit Bahia says...

southy wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
southy wrote:
localnews wrote:
Southampton General is far worse than Winchester
Yes and who are the contractors that do the meals there.
Please tell us. x
Don't you ever read the news item in the Echo or have you got a very short memory and can't retain information.
Medirest supplys Southampton with Hospital meals as well as the cleaners, there some where between 1,200 to 1,500 private contractors in the NHS
Peter, nice of you to refresh the memory of Iron Lady, I am sure she will appreciate it. But what makes you think due to 'selective memory syndrome' of most Tory supporters she will not 'pretend' similarly ever again; as I suspect she did this time just to get you going?

You are spot on about dangers of TTIP to whatever is left of our NHS after various assaults on it by this and last government.

If accepted/agreed TTIP will be even more dangerous parasite for UK than the EU.

I am not sure if it is true or not, but somebody told me that they are trying to make sure that full details TTIP will not be made public for many years. If that is true then it will be virtual repeat of Tory Ted Head instructing civil service not to make known that long term secret agenda of EEC was political union i.e European Super State or United States of Europe.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]localnews[/bold] wrote: Southampton General is far worse than Winchester[/p][/quote]Yes and who are the contractors that do the meals there.[/p][/quote]Please tell us. x[/p][/quote]Don't you ever read the news item in the Echo or have you got a very short memory and can't retain information. Medirest supplys Southampton with Hospital meals as well as the cleaners, there some where between 1,200 to 1,500 private contractors in the NHS[/p][/quote]Peter, nice of you to refresh the memory of Iron Lady, I am sure she will appreciate it. But what makes you think due to 'selective memory syndrome' of most Tory supporters she will not 'pretend' similarly ever again; as I suspect she did this time just to get you going? You are spot on about dangers of TTIP to whatever is left of our NHS after various assaults on it by this and last government. If accepted/agreed TTIP will be even more dangerous parasite for UK than the EU. I am not sure if it is true or not, but somebody told me that they are trying to make sure that full details TTIP will not be made public for many years. If that is true then it will be virtual repeat of Tory Ted Head instructing civil service not to make known that long term secret agenda of EEC was political union i.e European Super State or United States of Europe. Paramjit Bahia
  • Score: -9

5:58pm Sat 30 Aug 14

southy says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
southy wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
southy wrote:
localnews wrote:
Southampton General is far worse than Winchester
Yes and who are the contractors that do the meals there.
Please tell us. x
Don't you ever read the news item in the Echo or have you got a very short memory and can't retain information.
Medirest supplys Southampton with Hospital meals as well as the cleaners, there some where between 1,200 to 1,500 private contractors in the NHS
Peter, nice of you to refresh the memory of Iron Lady, I am sure she will appreciate it. But what makes you think due to 'selective memory syndrome' of most Tory supporters she will not 'pretend' similarly ever again; as I suspect she did this time just to get you going?

You are spot on about dangers of TTIP to whatever is left of our NHS after various assaults on it by this and last government.

If accepted/agreed TTIP will be even more dangerous parasite for UK than the EU.

I am not sure if it is true or not, but somebody told me that they are trying to make sure that full details TTIP will not be made public for many years. If that is true then it will be virtual repeat of Tory Ted Head instructing civil service not to make known that long term secret agenda of EEC was political union i.e European Super State or United States of Europe.
They are trying to keep it hiden as long as they can and its not just the Tory's it will remain the same when the Labour party back in power next year
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]localnews[/bold] wrote: Southampton General is far worse than Winchester[/p][/quote]Yes and who are the contractors that do the meals there.[/p][/quote]Please tell us. x[/p][/quote]Don't you ever read the news item in the Echo or have you got a very short memory and can't retain information. Medirest supplys Southampton with Hospital meals as well as the cleaners, there some where between 1,200 to 1,500 private contractors in the NHS[/p][/quote]Peter, nice of you to refresh the memory of Iron Lady, I am sure she will appreciate it. But what makes you think due to 'selective memory syndrome' of most Tory supporters she will not 'pretend' similarly ever again; as I suspect she did this time just to get you going? You are spot on about dangers of TTIP to whatever is left of our NHS after various assaults on it by this and last government. If accepted/agreed TTIP will be even more dangerous parasite for UK than the EU. I am not sure if it is true or not, but somebody told me that they are trying to make sure that full details TTIP will not be made public for many years. If that is true then it will be virtual repeat of Tory Ted Head instructing civil service not to make known that long term secret agenda of EEC was political union i.e European Super State or United States of Europe.[/p][/quote]They are trying to keep it hiden as long as they can and its not just the Tory's it will remain the same when the Labour party back in power next year southy
  • Score: -8

6:12pm Sat 30 Aug 14

southy says...

Quentin Heslop wrote:
Out of interest, what is the private company providing RHCH meals?
They will not say or tell you but if you find out who is the contractor at Basingstoke and for Andover War Memorial Hospital then you have the contractor for Winchester as they are the same contractor
[quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: Out of interest, what is the private company providing RHCH meals?[/p][/quote]They will not say or tell you but if you find out who is the contractor at Basingstoke and for Andover War Memorial Hospital then you have the contractor for Winchester as they are the same contractor southy
  • Score: -7

6:25pm Sat 30 Aug 14

southy says...

southy wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
Out of interest, what is the private company providing RHCH meals?
They will not say or tell you but if you find out who is the contractor at Basingstoke and for Andover War Memorial Hospital then you have the contractor for Winchester as they are the same contractor
And I see a few are in fear of the truth getting pubically known, there are 1200 to 1500 private companys contractors with in the NHS and to have these contractors is costing us £50 million a day to have, When the TTIP comes into full force it is estimated that this figure will more than 10 fold it self.
There are all ready a number of E-petitions on line saying no to the TTIP and to have full disclosure off the TTIP meetings and plans. But thats not going to happen its being conducted behind closed doors away from the public.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: Out of interest, what is the private company providing RHCH meals?[/p][/quote]They will not say or tell you but if you find out who is the contractor at Basingstoke and for Andover War Memorial Hospital then you have the contractor for Winchester as they are the same contractor[/p][/quote]And I see a few are in fear of the truth getting pubically known, there are 1200 to 1500 private companys contractors with in the NHS and to have these contractors is costing us £50 million a day to have, When the TTIP comes into full force it is estimated that this figure will more than 10 fold it self. There are all ready a number of E-petitions on line saying no to the TTIP and to have full disclosure off the TTIP meetings and plans. But thats not going to happen its being conducted behind closed doors away from the public. southy
  • Score: -4

6:49pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Cool hand Luke says...

I recently needed emergency care at Southampton General Hospital not only was the care I received exceptional but the food was great with a varied menu please stop knocking the NHS I have BUPA cover but could not in any way fault the fantastic treatment I received from Southampton General Hospital
I recently needed emergency care at Southampton General Hospital not only was the care I received exceptional but the food was great with a varied menu please stop knocking the NHS I have BUPA cover but could not in any way fault the fantastic treatment I received from Southampton General Hospital Cool hand Luke
  • Score: 10

7:05pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Quentin Heslop says...

southy wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
Out of interest, what is the private company providing RHCH meals?
They will not say or tell you but if you find out who is the contractor at Basingstoke and for Andover War Memorial Hospital then you have the contractor for Winchester as they are the same contractor
Think you might find it's in house and not outsourced.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: Out of interest, what is the private company providing RHCH meals?[/p][/quote]They will not say or tell you but if you find out who is the contractor at Basingstoke and for Andover War Memorial Hospital then you have the contractor for Winchester as they are the same contractor[/p][/quote]Think you might find it's in house and not outsourced. Quentin Heslop
  • Score: 6

7:35pm Sat 30 Aug 14

southy says...

Quentin Heslop wrote:
southy wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
Out of interest, what is the private company providing RHCH meals?
They will not say or tell you but if you find out who is the contractor at Basingstoke and for Andover War Memorial Hospital then you have the contractor for Winchester as they are the same contractor
Think you might find it's in house and not outsourced.
In house just means cooking is done on site, the prep is done else where, and the cooks, cheifs and helpers work for a contactor using NHS equiptment and energy to do the cooking.
But those 3 Hospitals have the same contractors. If you go though the list of NHS Government contractors might be able to find out who the contractor.
[quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: Out of interest, what is the private company providing RHCH meals?[/p][/quote]They will not say or tell you but if you find out who is the contractor at Basingstoke and for Andover War Memorial Hospital then you have the contractor for Winchester as they are the same contractor[/p][/quote]Think you might find it's in house and not outsourced.[/p][/quote]In house just means cooking is done on site, the prep is done else where, and the cooks, cheifs and helpers work for a contactor using NHS equiptment and energy to do the cooking. But those 3 Hospitals have the same contractors. If you go though the list of NHS Government contractors might be able to find out who the contractor. southy
  • Score: -4

7:48pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Quentin Heslop says...

southy wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
southy wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
Out of interest, what is the private company providing RHCH meals?
They will not say or tell you but if you find out who is the contractor at Basingstoke and for Andover War Memorial Hospital then you have the contractor for Winchester as they are the same contractor
Think you might find it's in house and not outsourced.
In house just means cooking is done on site, the prep is done else where, and the cooks, cheifs and helpers work for a contactor using NHS equiptment and energy to do the cooking.
But those 3 Hospitals have the same contractors. If you go though the list of NHS Government contractors might be able to find out who the contractor.
No in house means undertaken without outsourcing to a subcontractor.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: Out of interest, what is the private company providing RHCH meals?[/p][/quote]They will not say or tell you but if you find out who is the contractor at Basingstoke and for Andover War Memorial Hospital then you have the contractor for Winchester as they are the same contractor[/p][/quote]Think you might find it's in house and not outsourced.[/p][/quote]In house just means cooking is done on site, the prep is done else where, and the cooks, cheifs and helpers work for a contactor using NHS equiptment and energy to do the cooking. But those 3 Hospitals have the same contractors. If you go though the list of NHS Government contractors might be able to find out who the contractor.[/p][/quote]No in house means undertaken without outsourcing to a subcontractor. Quentin Heslop
  • Score: 5

7:48pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Quentin Heslop says...

southy wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
southy wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
Out of interest, what is the private company providing RHCH meals?
They will not say or tell you but if you find out who is the contractor at Basingstoke and for Andover War Memorial Hospital then you have the contractor for Winchester as they are the same contractor
Think you might find it's in house and not outsourced.
In house just means cooking is done on site, the prep is done else where, and the cooks, cheifs and helpers work for a contactor using NHS equiptment and energy to do the cooking.
But those 3 Hospitals have the same contractors. If you go though the list of NHS Government contractors might be able to find out who the contractor.
No in house means undertaken without outsourcing to a subcontractor.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: Out of interest, what is the private company providing RHCH meals?[/p][/quote]They will not say or tell you but if you find out who is the contractor at Basingstoke and for Andover War Memorial Hospital then you have the contractor for Winchester as they are the same contractor[/p][/quote]Think you might find it's in house and not outsourced.[/p][/quote]In house just means cooking is done on site, the prep is done else where, and the cooks, cheifs and helpers work for a contactor using NHS equiptment and energy to do the cooking. But those 3 Hospitals have the same contractors. If you go though the list of NHS Government contractors might be able to find out who the contractor.[/p][/quote]No in house means undertaken without outsourcing to a subcontractor. Quentin Heslop
  • Score: 3

9:04pm Sat 30 Aug 14

huckit P says...

My mother was in Winchester Hospital after a serious injury and the food was so bad we bought microwave meals from M&S, heated then at home and took them in to feed her. The food was diabolical. But... the treatment she received was excellent.
My mother was in Winchester Hospital after a serious injury and the food was so bad we bought microwave meals from M&S, heated then at home and took them in to feed her. The food was diabolical. But... the treatment she received was excellent. huckit P
  • Score: 4

12:02am Sun 31 Aug 14

southy says...

Quentin Heslop wrote:
southy wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
southy wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
Out of interest, what is the private company providing RHCH meals?
They will not say or tell you but if you find out who is the contractor at Basingstoke and for Andover War Memorial Hospital then you have the contractor for Winchester as they are the same contractor
Think you might find it's in house and not outsourced.
In house just means cooking is done on site, the prep is done else where, and the cooks, cheifs and helpers work for a contactor using NHS equiptment and energy to do the cooking.
But those 3 Hospitals have the same contractors. If you go though the list of NHS Government contractors might be able to find out who the contractor.
No in house means undertaken without outsourcing to a subcontractor.
In house can mean contractors doing the work.
If it was in house as in the NHS supplied every thing including the man power, then connections to Basingstoke and Adover would not excise, but they do which telling you its contractors, just found out that they also got a small part in the Southern Cross oap wards
[quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: Out of interest, what is the private company providing RHCH meals?[/p][/quote]They will not say or tell you but if you find out who is the contractor at Basingstoke and for Andover War Memorial Hospital then you have the contractor for Winchester as they are the same contractor[/p][/quote]Think you might find it's in house and not outsourced.[/p][/quote]In house just means cooking is done on site, the prep is done else where, and the cooks, cheifs and helpers work for a contactor using NHS equiptment and energy to do the cooking. But those 3 Hospitals have the same contractors. If you go though the list of NHS Government contractors might be able to find out who the contractor.[/p][/quote]No in house means undertaken without outsourcing to a subcontractor.[/p][/quote]In house can mean contractors doing the work. If it was in house as in the NHS supplied every thing including the man power, then connections to Basingstoke and Adover would not excise, but they do which telling you its contractors, just found out that they also got a small part in the Southern Cross oap wards southy
  • Score: -5

9:22am Sun 31 Aug 14

Quentin Heslop says...

southy wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
southy wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
southy wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
Out of interest, what is the private company providing RHCH meals?
They will not say or tell you but if you find out who is the contractor at Basingstoke and for Andover War Memorial Hospital then you have the contractor for Winchester as they are the same contractor
Think you might find it's in house and not outsourced.
In house just means cooking is done on site, the prep is done else where, and the cooks, cheifs and helpers work for a contactor using NHS equiptment and energy to do the cooking.
But those 3 Hospitals have the same contractors. If you go though the list of NHS Government contractors might be able to find out who the contractor.
No in house means undertaken without outsourcing to a subcontractor.
In house can mean contractors doing the work.
If it was in house as in the NHS supplied every thing including the man power, then connections to Basingstoke and Adover would not excise, but they do which telling you its contractors, just found out that they also got a small part in the Southern Cross oap wards
Basingstoke hospital administers all RHCH and Andover functions.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: Out of interest, what is the private company providing RHCH meals?[/p][/quote]They will not say or tell you but if you find out who is the contractor at Basingstoke and for Andover War Memorial Hospital then you have the contractor for Winchester as they are the same contractor[/p][/quote]Think you might find it's in house and not outsourced.[/p][/quote]In house just means cooking is done on site, the prep is done else where, and the cooks, cheifs and helpers work for a contactor using NHS equiptment and energy to do the cooking. But those 3 Hospitals have the same contractors. If you go though the list of NHS Government contractors might be able to find out who the contractor.[/p][/quote]No in house means undertaken without outsourcing to a subcontractor.[/p][/quote]In house can mean contractors doing the work. If it was in house as in the NHS supplied every thing including the man power, then connections to Basingstoke and Adover would not excise, but they do which telling you its contractors, just found out that they also got a small part in the Southern Cross oap wards[/p][/quote]Basingstoke hospital administers all RHCH and Andover functions. Quentin Heslop
  • Score: 6

10:04am Sun 31 Aug 14

Shoong says...

Quentin Heslop wrote:
southy wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
southy wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
southy wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
Out of interest, what is the private company providing RHCH meals?
They will not say or tell you but if you find out who is the contractor at Basingstoke and for Andover War Memorial Hospital then you have the contractor for Winchester as they are the same contractor
Think you might find it's in house and not outsourced.
In house just means cooking is done on site, the prep is done else where, and the cooks, cheifs and helpers work for a contactor using NHS equiptment and energy to do the cooking.
But those 3 Hospitals have the same contractors. If you go though the list of NHS Government contractors might be able to find out who the contractor.
No in house means undertaken without outsourcing to a subcontractor.
In house can mean contractors doing the work.
If it was in house as in the NHS supplied every thing including the man power, then connections to Basingstoke and Adover would not excise, but they do which telling you its contractors, just found out that they also got a small part in the Southern Cross oap wards
Basingstoke hospital administers all RHCH and Andover functions.
Correct.
[quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: Out of interest, what is the private company providing RHCH meals?[/p][/quote]They will not say or tell you but if you find out who is the contractor at Basingstoke and for Andover War Memorial Hospital then you have the contractor for Winchester as they are the same contractor[/p][/quote]Think you might find it's in house and not outsourced.[/p][/quote]In house just means cooking is done on site, the prep is done else where, and the cooks, cheifs and helpers work for a contactor using NHS equiptment and energy to do the cooking. But those 3 Hospitals have the same contractors. If you go though the list of NHS Government contractors might be able to find out who the contractor.[/p][/quote]No in house means undertaken without outsourcing to a subcontractor.[/p][/quote]In house can mean contractors doing the work. If it was in house as in the NHS supplied every thing including the man power, then connections to Basingstoke and Adover would not excise, but they do which telling you its contractors, just found out that they also got a small part in the Southern Cross oap wards[/p][/quote]Basingstoke hospital administers all RHCH and Andover functions.[/p][/quote]Correct. Shoong
  • Score: 2

3:29pm Sun 31 Aug 14

spanishlancer says...

Cool hand Luke wrote:
I recently needed emergency care at Southampton General Hospital not only was the care I received exceptional but the food was great with a varied menu please stop knocking the NHS I have BUPA cover but could not in any way fault the fantastic treatment I received from Southampton General Hospital
Totally agree, I was an in patient at our Hospital a couple of weeks ago for 4 days. Great care there and well cooked and presented meals. Varied menus suitable for all kinds of dietary needs and the meal staff were polite and helpful. I could not be interested if the catering is run by a private company or not. I, as the end user was very satisfied. When you are in hospital political opinions do not matter an iota.
[quote][p][bold]Cool hand Luke[/bold] wrote: I recently needed emergency care at Southampton General Hospital not only was the care I received exceptional but the food was great with a varied menu please stop knocking the NHS I have BUPA cover but could not in any way fault the fantastic treatment I received from Southampton General Hospital[/p][/quote]Totally agree, I was an in patient at our Hospital a couple of weeks ago for 4 days. Great care there and well cooked and presented meals. Varied menus suitable for all kinds of dietary needs and the meal staff were polite and helpful. I could not be interested if the catering is run by a private company or not. I, as the end user was very satisfied. When you are in hospital political opinions do not matter an iota. spanishlancer
  • Score: 8

1:19am Mon 1 Sep 14

southy says...

Shoong wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
southy wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
southy wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
southy wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
Out of interest, what is the private company providing RHCH meals?
They will not say or tell you but if you find out who is the contractor at Basingstoke and for Andover War Memorial Hospital then you have the contractor for Winchester as they are the same contractor
Think you might find it's in house and not outsourced.
In house just means cooking is done on site, the prep is done else where, and the cooks, cheifs and helpers work for a contactor using NHS equiptment and energy to do the cooking.
But those 3 Hospitals have the same contractors. If you go though the list of NHS Government contractors might be able to find out who the contractor.
No in house means undertaken without outsourcing to a subcontractor.
In house can mean contractors doing the work.
If it was in house as in the NHS supplied every thing including the man power, then connections to Basingstoke and Adover would not excise, but they do which telling you its contractors, just found out that they also got a small part in the Southern Cross oap wards
Basingstoke hospital administers all RHCH and Andover functions.
Correct.
Not the Hospital administers, but the Hospital Trust Board administers do.
Also what about Southern Cross that is a total private concern now. And also the NHS is not allowed to put in tenders for any contracts.
[quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: Out of interest, what is the private company providing RHCH meals?[/p][/quote]They will not say or tell you but if you find out who is the contractor at Basingstoke and for Andover War Memorial Hospital then you have the contractor for Winchester as they are the same contractor[/p][/quote]Think you might find it's in house and not outsourced.[/p][/quote]In house just means cooking is done on site, the prep is done else where, and the cooks, cheifs and helpers work for a contactor using NHS equiptment and energy to do the cooking. But those 3 Hospitals have the same contractors. If you go though the list of NHS Government contractors might be able to find out who the contractor.[/p][/quote]No in house means undertaken without outsourcing to a subcontractor.[/p][/quote]In house can mean contractors doing the work. If it was in house as in the NHS supplied every thing including the man power, then connections to Basingstoke and Adover would not excise, but they do which telling you its contractors, just found out that they also got a small part in the Southern Cross oap wards[/p][/quote]Basingstoke hospital administers all RHCH and Andover functions.[/p][/quote]Correct.[/p][/quote]Not the Hospital administers, but the Hospital Trust Board administers do. Also what about Southern Cross that is a total private concern now. And also the NHS is not allowed to put in tenders for any contracts. southy
  • Score: -2

6:41am Mon 1 Sep 14

sndmcl says...

I am not surprised at Southampton General getting such a poor score only that it was not even lower. I was admitted last summer due to a massive asthma attack at work. This occurred during the heat wave. In 8 hours I was offered nothing to eat and I had a jug of water that was changer 3 times but was given nothing to drink that water from.
I am not surprised at Southampton General getting such a poor score only that it was not even lower. I was admitted last summer due to a massive asthma attack at work. This occurred during the heat wave. In 8 hours I was offered nothing to eat and I had a jug of water that was changer 3 times but was given nothing to drink that water from. sndmcl
  • Score: 0

8:22am Mon 1 Sep 14

Quentin Heslop says...

southy wrote:
Shoong wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
southy wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
southy wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
southy wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
Out of interest, what is the private company providing RHCH meals?
They will not say or tell you but if you find out who is the contractor at Basingstoke and for Andover War Memorial Hospital then you have the contractor for Winchester as they are the same contractor
Think you might find it's in house and not outsourced.
In house just means cooking is done on site, the prep is done else where, and the cooks, cheifs and helpers work for a contactor using NHS equiptment and energy to do the cooking.
But those 3 Hospitals have the same contractors. If you go though the list of NHS Government contractors might be able to find out who the contractor.
No in house means undertaken without outsourcing to a subcontractor.
In house can mean contractors doing the work.
If it was in house as in the NHS supplied every thing including the man power, then connections to Basingstoke and Adover would not excise, but they do which telling you its contractors, just found out that they also got a small part in the Southern Cross oap wards
Basingstoke hospital administers all RHCH and Andover functions.
Correct.
Not the Hospital administers, but the Hospital Trust Board administers do.
Also what about Southern Cross that is a total private concern now. And also the NHS is not allowed to put in tenders for any contracts.
Southern Cross was always private but no longer exists since it went bust.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: Out of interest, what is the private company providing RHCH meals?[/p][/quote]They will not say or tell you but if you find out who is the contractor at Basingstoke and for Andover War Memorial Hospital then you have the contractor for Winchester as they are the same contractor[/p][/quote]Think you might find it's in house and not outsourced.[/p][/quote]In house just means cooking is done on site, the prep is done else where, and the cooks, cheifs and helpers work for a contactor using NHS equiptment and energy to do the cooking. But those 3 Hospitals have the same contractors. If you go though the list of NHS Government contractors might be able to find out who the contractor.[/p][/quote]No in house means undertaken without outsourcing to a subcontractor.[/p][/quote]In house can mean contractors doing the work. If it was in house as in the NHS supplied every thing including the man power, then connections to Basingstoke and Adover would not excise, but they do which telling you its contractors, just found out that they also got a small part in the Southern Cross oap wards[/p][/quote]Basingstoke hospital administers all RHCH and Andover functions.[/p][/quote]Correct.[/p][/quote]Not the Hospital administers, but the Hospital Trust Board administers do. Also what about Southern Cross that is a total private concern now. And also the NHS is not allowed to put in tenders for any contracts.[/p][/quote]Southern Cross was always private but no longer exists since it went bust. Quentin Heslop
  • Score: 1

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