FOI 4607 Hospital Meal Waste

1. Can you please tell me the number of hospital meals thrown away every day and the cost of doing so? This information is not recorded centrally by the Trust and therefore the Trust cannot provide an accurate response to this question. 

2. Please provide these figures for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 if the figures are available? This information is not recorded centrally by the Trust and therefore the Trust cannot provide an accurate response to this question. 

3. Please can you tell me how much each meal costs, per day, per patient, for each of the years stated in question 2? This information is already available in the public domain (ERIC returns) please visit the following link (http://hefs.hscic.gov.uk/ERIC.asp). 

4. If possible, can you please provide the main reasons why the food isn’t consumed and is thrown away? This information is not recorded centrally by the Trust and therefore the Trust cannot provide an accurate response to this question.

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