Andy is the Past Chair of the Hospital Caterers Association (HCA) and Service Development Director, ISS Facility Services, Healthcare Education and Defence. Andy has been a stalwart of patient catering for over 30 years, with the key influence being the delivery of a nutritious and wholesome food and hydration service to all patients at ward level.
Andy’s mantra is to “treat every patient as if he or she is a member of your own family”, and his current focus is to campaign for a patient focused service that is ultimately owned by hospital caterers from ‘field to point of the patient eating/drinking’ thus enhancing the patient’s experience and aiding clinical teams, regardless of their length of stay in hospital and to eradicate malnutrition. When ill, it is about eating for GOOD HEALTH.
His passion for patient’s wellbeing is well documented and has been one of the key leads in the Nutritional and Hydration weeks and currently sits on the Governments led Hospital Food Panel. A member of the cost sector caterers’ top 20 public sector caterers. He is also outspoken on the ‘softer’ issues which are important to patients like the simple things as a water jug, to packaging!
Andy’s main responsibility for Nutrition and Hydration Week is to have mad ideas (which seem to work) – we blame Andy for the World Tea Party!