The restaurants and shop at Kettering General Hospital’s main entrances have re-opened following a major seven week refurbishment.
The hospital trust has worked in partnership with the Compass Group UK & Ireland to bring improved facilities at the hospital’s main entrances – both at the main reception area and at the outpatients entrance.
The refurbishment work has seen the Aspens Too cafe at the outpatients entrance become a Deli Marche café offering food and drinks, and in the main reception a Costa café has replaced the trust’s Aspens café with more seating and a new amigo shop has opened in a former administration area.
The reception facilities for patients and visitors in outpatient and main reception have been improved.
Kettering General Hospital’s chief executive David Sissling said: “Working alongside Compass Group UK & Ireland we have improved and expanded our café and shopping facilities for patients, visitors and staff.
“All of the facilities have been fully refurbished with new flooring, seating, lighting and the cafes have a range of food and drink choices.
All of the facilities have been fully refurbished with new flooring, seating, lighting and the cafes have a range of food and drink choicesChief executive David Sissling
“Opening hours of the two cafes and shop have also been expanded to enable us to meet people’s needs.”
Steve Cenci, managing director for Healthcare at Compass Group UK & Ireland, said: “We look forward to working with Kettering NHS Foundation Trust and we are delighted to be further enhancing the retail choice available.
“Our relationship with our retail partners is second to none, which means we deliver a great service to everyone visiting our shops and cafes.
“Our team is looking forward to forging a long and positive partnership with the team at Kettering.”
The trust will continue to use its own catering team to provide fresh patient meals to all of its wards.