Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SASH) obtained five stars during a recent inspection for food safety and hygiene, for demonstrating very good compliance and meeting requirements of food hygiene law.
The annual inspection by the National Food Hygiene Rating scheme, run by Reigate and Banstead Borough Council and in partnership with the Foods Standards Agency, monitors the food hygiene and safety procedures, structural requirements and confidence in management and control procedures is carried out within the catering team.
East Surrey Hospital, run by SASH were issued a five star certificate and sticker to proudly display their rating at the front of Three Arches restaurant which serves a selection of meals and snacks throughout the day and is open to staff, patients and visitors.
Caroline Given, catering manager said: “We are pleased to have maintained a five star score from our last inspection, lots of work has been carried out by the team to maintain standards, with refurbishments in the main kitchen and staff rest areas.”
All ward kitchens, pantries, fridges and food store rooms are assessed as part of the inspection, as well as staff rest areas and changing rooms.
Michael Wilson CBE, chief executive at SASH said: “We are extremely proud of the hard work carried out by the catering team here at SASH, a tremendous amount of work goes into the delivery of safe, high quality meals for our patients, visitors and staff. The five star rating is a reflection on their commitment to continuously developing the service we provide.”