The Catering Team at the Golden Jubilee are in the running for a prestigious award that recognises exceptional commitment and devotion to healthcare catering and quality patient service.
The Hospital Caterers Association’s (HCA) Staff, Health and Wellbeing Award brings a focus to partnership working, showing the importance of the catering service to support staff whilst at work. Judges will score the team on their ability to provide healthier food for NHSScotland staff and visitors, as well as their use of promotional activities to showcase initiatives.
Pamela Mailler, Head of Support Services at the Golden Jubilee, commented: “We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Staff, Health and Wellbeing Award; to be recognised for the service we provide on a daily basis is an honour.
“We are a fresh produce site which enables us to be flexible for the needs of patients, staff and visitors within the Golden Jubilee. We always strive to provide a wide variety of tasty, healthy, and nutritious meals to everyone and work closely with suppliers and the hospital's Clinical Nutritionists to prepare a huge variety of healthy, nutritional and tasty menus for inpatients and for staff and visitors to the Golden Bistro restaurant.”
This national recognition follows a number of catering successes. Last year the Golden Jubilee were recognised amongst the best in the catering industry, winning three awards in just two months: HCA Catering Service of the Year 2016, Cost Sector Catering Healthcare Award 2016 and a Merit Award for two of our Chef de Parties in the HCA Hot Cookery Competition.
They also hold the national Health Living Plus Award, which recognises the important role that caterers play in influencing what customers eat.
Jill Young, Chief Executive, commented: “The Golden Jubilee Catering team maintain an exemplary service which more than meets the nutritional needs of our staff and patients, who regularly comment on the top quality food that is served here.
“I am delighted that their efforts continue to be recognised by the Hospital Caterers Association and, on behalf of everyone at the Golden Jubilee, I would like to wish them the very best of luck in the competition.”
Phil Shelley, Chair of the Hospital Caterers Association, commented: “The HCA National Awards serve as an opportunity to celebrate the individuals and teams who work tirelessly to provide patients with nutritious food, every day of the year..We are excited about our new award category as it’s important to ensure we are looking after our staff just as well as our patients.”