Thursday, 12 September 2019

Food binned at Northampton General Hospital costs NHS £70,000 over five years

Food binned at Northampton General Hospital costs NHS £70,000 over five years Almost 80,000 meals at Northampton General Hospital have been binned in five years but staff say tonnes of food waste has since been made into renewable energy.A Freedom of Information request submitted to Northampton General Hospital has revealed that 78,365 meals have been thrown away since 2014, which has cost the NHS £72,767.

The gross cost to provide each inpatient with three meals a day is £2.91 per patient, which NGH says, is below the national NHS benchmark value. Between August 2014 and August 2015 data showed Northampton General Hospital was throwing away the most food at 20,137 meals per year.
But a spokeswoman for NGH said the hospital has since made improvements to reduce waste by turning it into renewable energy. Northampton Chronicle & Echo

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