New food and drink options for visitors and staff are on the horizon as the Trust’s retail catering team continues to improve what’s available at University Hospitals Sussex.
Restauranteurs, caterers, and café operators are currently being invited to tender to run the hospital restaurants at St Richard’s Hospital and Worthing Hospital and the café facility in the Worthing Health Education Centre.
Marketed by Justice and Co commercial property specialists, interested parties have until 29 January to submit an application and share their vision for how they’d improve the service.
At the Royal Sussex County Hospital, the new year will see the opening of a new café on Level 6 in the Louisa Martindale Building.
With seating both inside and outside offering incredible sea views, the space will be run by the popular Peabodys team that already have a coffee bar in The Welcome Space.
Currently, its opening date is awaiting a decision from a new agency responsible for high-rise structures, the Building Service Regulator – but it’s hoped this will be resolved soon.
In the meantime, work is ongoing to reduce the queuing times at the Level 1 Peabodys outlet in response to feedback from staff.
This has included trialling a click and collect facility and we look forward to sharing more details on this in January.
Commercial director, Alison Ingoe, said: “It’s really exciting to see our food and drink services develop across the Trust in response to the feedback we’ve had from staff.
“Our retail work is guided by three key principles: staff health and wellbeing; environmental sustainability; and corporate social responsibility.
“This ensures all our improvements respond to what colleagues have told us matters most – that food is healthy for both them and the planet, and available when they need it most.”