Swapping his surgical scalpel for a kitchen knife is health boss Dr Des Holden who has been hard at work in the kitchens at East Surrey Hospital.
The Medical Director for Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs the hospital in Earlswood, spent his morning slicing and dicing vegetables and helping the hard working catering team get the lunchtime meals ready for delivery to the wards.
Dr Holden is the latest executive to take part in a ‘Back to the Floor’ campaign which puts the bosses in the shoes of their staff, giving them a chance to learn more about the many different and important roles staff play across the Trust.
“It’s important that the food we service our patients is both nutritious and interesting and it was good to see the high standards the catering staff have and the pride they take in their work.”
He added: “I really enjoyed the experience and it gave me a great insight into what the team do 3 times a day, 365 days of the year.”