Hospital Caterers National Conference 2004

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 December 2004



Blades, M. (2004), "Hospital Caterers National Conference 2004", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 34 No. 6.



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Hospital Caterers National Conference 2004

29-30 April 2004, Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton

The Hospital Caterers Association Conference theme was “Its all about you” and the conference was attended by approximately 900 people.

Presentations included information on major issues in the NHS:

  • sustainability was discussed with the need for hospitals to consider this as part of their purchasing strategy;

  • protected mealtimes for patients and the benefit this has on the enjoyment of food;

  • an update on the “better Hospital Food programme”;

  • a presentation on improving patient satisfaction from meal times; and

  • opportunities, benefits and responsibilities for the foodservice in the NHS.

There were also ample opportunities for networking as well as an interactive debate panel.

The conference was supported by a large exhibition on food and services.

For more information view the dedicated Web site:

Mabel Blades

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