6 November 2017

Eleven members of the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust’s (SaTH) catering team are celebrating after passing their food safety exams with flying colours.

The managerial and supervisory staff, who work at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH), all achieved the Level 3 Supervisory Food Safety Qualification. They completed a two day course, followed by an extensive two hour exam to pass the qualification from the Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance.

The PRH catering team receives their certificates

The successful candidates were Senior Catering Manager Nick Parkin; PRH Site Catering Manager Kate Teece and PRH Supervisors Pauline Evans, Dee Corbett, Julie Schofield, Joe Warwick and Chris Coulson. From the RSH were: Supervisors Julie Holmes, Brian Bowers, Patrisha Young and Sarah Downing.

The candidates from the PRH were presented with their certificates by SaTH’s Director of Corporate Governance, Julia Clarke. A presentation for staff from the RSH will be held later this month.

Shelley Gooding, Food Safety Compliance Manager at SaTH, said:Food safety is our main priority, to ensure that all our patients and customers are provided with safe food and therefore, we have invested in our staff to provide this higher level supervisory qualification. All the staff worked very hard to achieve this qualification and we are all very proud of them. It was good to see them all believe in themselves and achieve.”

Julia added: “One of the things that is most important to patients and staff is catering. Our teams at the RSH and the PRH do a very important job, and they always do it with a smile and good humour. They have all worked incredibly hard to complete this qualification, and we are very proud of their achievements.”