Sodexo has bolstered its 25-year partnership with Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust by taking a £5 million catering contract at the women’s hospital.
The FM provider, which already runs the contract at the children’s hospital, won the new contract after a competitive tender process.
Under the deal, which started on 30 April, Sodexo will invest in refurbishing the hospital’s lower-level restaurant.
Other improvements will include introducing new technology, such as digital ordering and Leanpath to minimise food waste and the DRIVE recipe management system to guarantee nutritional meals.
Phil Orton, associate director at Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust, said:
“With added investments for service improvements, we look forward to a positive future within our catering service. We’d also like to say a thank you to all who have visited our services in the past and to expect exciting new ventures in the future.
“One thing that we all have in common is our passion for food – together we can continue to enhance our restaurant services with fresh concepts that Sodexo has to offer. “
Neal Gisborne, Sodexo’s divisional director, added: “We have worked with the trust at the children’s hospital for more than 25 years and we look forward to enhancing this important relationship by taking on the restaurant and patient dining service at the women’s hospital
“We will invest in the women’s hospital service to enhance the offer. We will also ensure we hold regular engagement sessions with patients to gain feedback and look forward to working with all the staff at the dining service to achieve these aims.”