The Hospital Caterers Association (HCA) is appealing to the Government for a fixed minimum cost per patient for hospital meals across the UK. The idea is to get patients, visitors and the 1.3 million NHS workers eating healthier, more affordable meals.
Of course there will be many pros and cons in introducing this "new system", but if there are fixed standards for school dinners then surely hospitals will be able to implement a similar system?
The Hospital Caterers Association (HCA) is calling for a “minimum spend per patient” in the wake of NHS England's plans for a healthier NHS workforce. It wants the Government to implement a fixed minimum cost for hospital meals across the UK – in the same way that it has introduced fixed standards for school dinners – to avoid the price disparities between NHS Trusts.