One of Belfast’s main hospitals has taken delivery of a new catering trolley that has been customised specifically for its breakfast needs.
The Ulster Hospital in Dundonald has begun using the Moffat trolley in four new ward kitchens that have been installed at the site after consultation with catering staff.
Features include an ergonomic design, easy handling, a warming drawer for toast and a water boiler. The unit also runs off a single 13 amp plug, which the hospital considers a major advantage.
“The trolley was very much a collaboration,” says John Wannan, marketing manager of Moffat. “The catering staff and Stephens Catering Equipment [the distributor] told us what they wanted the breakfast trolley to do, we came back with what was feasible – and we went from there.”
Moffat also supplied its Single Tray Service (STS) trolleys for the ward kitchens. These can hold both hot and cold food safely, on each of up to 24 trays, thanks to the clever dual temperature system.
Wannan said the compact size, manoeuvrability and ease of use of both trolleys had gone down well with staff.
“With the STS units, they were particularly impressed by the digital controls and readouts, coupled with audible alarms to alert staff the unit is ready for transport, and the exceptional hot/cold temperature control between the single tray sections.”
All the ward kitchens at Ulster Hospital have three of each of the Moffat trolleys.