National recognition for county hospital menu

(L-R) Chefs Adrian Barnett, John Chapman and Darrell Watts with the award certificate

Hospitals across Lincolnshire have won a national award for the quality of food served to their patients.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust won the Best Vegan Catering in the Care Sector award from The Vegan Society.

The recognition is for the range of vegan food available on menus at Lincoln County Hospital, Pilgrim Hospital, Grantham and District Hospital, County Hospital, Louth, Skegness and District Hospital and the Johnson Community Hospital.

All the meals are prepared and packed for nearby hospitals at either Lincoln County central production unit or the Pilgrim central production unit.

Catering Manager John Spencer said: “We were nominated by Rebecca Henderson of The Vegan Society for our Trust-wide menu on which the relevant meals are all marked as vegan.

“The citation read that ‘options on their menu of clearly marked vegan choices include curries, crumbles, pastries and cutlets’.

“This shows that our menus are on the right lines and are diverse – including vegan, vegetarian, halal and Kosher food.”

He added: “The award is a fantastic accolade for us to receive, it reflects the hard work of our staff and demonstrates the high quality services our patients receive.”

Source: United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust