Proportion of vegetarian/vegan meals ordered by hospital patients

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Dear Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

I request the following information please about the meals provided for patients staying in your hospitals:

* What proportion of the meals served has been selected by the recipient to be vegetarian?
* What proportion of the meals served has been selected by the recipient to be vegan?

I am interested in this information across the service in general please, e.g. for the latest year. If you also have the information for prior years I would like to know that too, please.

Thank you for your time in looking at this.

Yours faithfully,
Dr D Stowell

Freedom of Information (LTHTR), Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Dr D Stowell,

Thank you for your request for information submitted under the Freedom of Information Act.

We can confirm that Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will reply on or before 21st August 2017.

Regards.

Freedom of Information Team
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
c/o The Medical Director’s Office
Royal Preston Hospital
Sharoe Green Lane
Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9HT
Email : [email address]
www.lancsteachinghospitals.nhs.uk
@LancsHospitals
Excellent care with Compassion  

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Freedom of Information (LTHTR), Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Dr Stowell

 

Thank you for your request for information submitted under the Freedom of
Information Act. We can confirm that Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS
Foundation Trust does hold the information requested.

 

Request

 

I request the following information please about the meals provided for
patients staying in your hospitals:

 

* What proportion of the meals served has been selected by the recipient
to be vegetarian?

* What proportion of the meals served has been selected by the recipient
to be vegan?

 

I am interested in this information across the service in general please,
e.g. for the latest year. If you also have the information for prior years
I would like to know that too, please.

 

 

Trust response

 

 1. Catering services do not hold records of the meals ordered by
patients. There is a selection of vegetarian items produced and
available at breakfast / lunch and tea. The selection could be either
hot or cold, these equate to approximately 30% of the entree’s
produced and served to patients (excluding sandwiches).

 

 2. Catering services do not hold records of the number of vegan meals
produced. They are requested on an adhoc basis with a menu being made
available on request.

 

While a patient may choose a vegetarian item from the menu we have no way
of establishing if they are vegetarian or not. They may simply have chosen
a vegetarian choice on that day only.

 

 

Kind Regards

 

Freedom of Information Team

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
c/o The Medical Director’s Office

Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane

Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9HT
Email : [1][email address]

[2]www.lancsteachinghospitals.nhs.uk
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