Hospital’s £15,000 equipment boost

Scarborough's new TV celebrity chefs, Sharon Ellis(left) and Pat Bell, head chef and catering manager at Scarborough Hospital, who have starred in James Martin's BBC1 series Operation Hospital every day this week, transforming the food served at the hospital. He introduced baguettes, but tried to ban custard, which is Pats' and the patients favourite!  113667e
Scarborough's new TV celebrity chefs, Sharon Ellis(left) and Pat Bell, head chef and catering manager at Scarborough Hospital, who have starred in James Martin's BBC1 series Operation Hospital every day this week, transforming the food served at the hospital. He introduced baguettes, but tried to ban custard, which is Pats' and the patients favourite! 113667e

Scarborough Hospital now has £15,000 of new catering equipment thanks to the League of Friends.

The hospital’s League of Friends is a registered charity run by volunteers. Funds are raised to provide equipment and resources that will improve patient care and comfort.

The Friends approached Pat Bell, catering manager, to see if there was any equipment that they could buy the department after watching Operation Hospital Food with James Martin.

Pat gave the Friends a wish list of equipment that needed replacing and they set about raising the money through the sale of goods at their charity shop on Hanover Road.

New equipment bought by the Friends includes a new Brat Pan, an industrial frying pan, a meat slicer, a food mixer for pastry and a thermo mix heated blender.

Pat said: “On behalf of our chefs I would like to thank the League of Friends for their generosity and support of our department.

“This money has enabled us to replace old equipment with new state-of-the-art equipment as well as purchase new items such as the thermo mix heated blender which will help ensure that patients on a texture-modified diet receive their food nice and warm. All of the equipment purchased is used by staff on a daily basis.”

The Friends’ shop raises around £30,000 anually.