FOI 3971-Cost of feeding patients per day For 2016/2017 and the cost of wasted meal.

Date: 10 January 2018 to 10 January 2021

1.  Could you tell me the cost of feeding one inpatient per day (patient meal day) calculated in the same way it is done for the ERIC data. 

I would like the average daily cost for the provision of all meals and beverages fed to one inpatient per day. The cost should include all pay and non-pay, including provisions, ward issues, disposables, equipment and its maintenance. This is not the average cost for a single meal but for all meals and beverages delivered to the patients in one day. Please supply the latest possible data 2016/17.

2. Could you tell me the number of wasted meal servings using the same calculation methods used in the ERIC reporting system. Although this figure is no longer included in the ERIC reporting I would still like to see latest figures. Please supply up to date figures including 2017. For plated meal systems, this is the number (calculated over the full menu cycle or 7 days where no menu cycle is used), of unserved in-patient meals remaining at the end of the meals service period expressed as a percentage of the total number of meals provided and available at the commencement of the meal service period. 

 

  • Request ID:
    FOI 3971
  • Category:
    Trust - Financial Spend (general)
  • Response:

    1.  Could you tell me the cost of feeding one inpatient per day (patient meal day) calculated in the same way it is done for the ERIC data. 
    http://hefs.hscic.gov.uk/ERIC.asp-

    I would like the average daily cost for the provision of all meals and beverages fed to one inpatient per day. The cost should include all pay and non-pay, including provisions, ward issues, disposables, equipment and its maintenance. This is not the average cost for a single meal but for all meals and beverages delivered to the patients in one day. Please supply the latest possible data 2016/17. The Trust confirm that for 2015-16, the cost to feed a patient per day was £13.54. In 2016/17 it is £13.74.

    2. Could you tell me the number of wasted meal servings using the same calculation methods used in the ERIC reporting system. Although this figure is no longer included in the ERIC reporting I would still like to see latest figures. Please supply up to date figures including 2017. For plated meal systems, this is the number (calculated over the full menu cycle or 7 days where no menu cycle is used), of unserved in-patient meals remaining at the end of the meals service period expressed as a percentage of the total number of meals provided and available at the commencement of the meal service period. – The Trust regret that we do not hold any calculations for wasted plated meal system