RH Hall has ramped up production of its iWave and Maestrowave hot food systems to cope with increased demand from hospitals in the current climate.
Units are being shipped out to NHS sites daily, allowing feed stations to be set up within hours.
“The production increase has been focused on our Maestrowave MW1000 and iWave system,” said head of marketing Emma Smith.
“Both machines have seen a large demand coming in from the NHS and healthcare sector and we have been ensuring we can have a solution set up for them in a matter of hours where needed.”
The iWave system is available in both 1000W and 1900W versions, making it suitable for a variety of fresh and frozen foods.
Using unique barcode technology, the company works with hospitals and food companies to ensure a hot, nutritious meal can be available at any time of day, without the need for skilled staff.
By replacing manual controls with a ‘fool-proof’ barcode scanner and unique encrypted barcodes, any chance of operator error has been removed.
The technology also means that operates have access to automated stock control, cost, profit and carbon footprint e-monitoring to give them control of their foodservice operation at all times.
Menus can be created to meet any dietary or nutritional values for the tabletop system, which operates off a standard 13 amp plug supply.
Medway NHS Foundation Trust is among the organisations using the iWave within its hospitals.
The MW1000, meanwhile, is a 1000W commercial microwave with touchpad controls.
“We can provide an enhanced service with this machine to include pre-programming prior to delivery – and even install and commission if needed,” said Ms Smith.