Catering – Ward Food Wastage

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please could you provide me with the number of unserved meals (ward food wastage) at each of your sites in 2014/15, and what percentage of all meals provided this represents.

For plated meal systems, this is the number (calculated over the full menu cycle or 7 days where no menu cycle is used), of unserved in-patient meals remaining at the end of the meals service period expressed as a percentage of the total number of meals provided and available at the commencement of the meal service period. For bulk systems use an apportionment of remaining meals based on visual inspection.

At the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 13,315 meals were unserved in the above timeframe. This equates to 6% of all meals.

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