Solent NHS Trust’s community spirit shines with Platinum Jubilee menu
Solent NHS Trust’s catering team has gone the extra mile this weekend to help patients celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.
Today, inpatients on Solent’s Southampton and Portsmouth hospital wards received a food menu with a special celebratory twist. There was a lunch menu centred around items popular over the last 70 years, including roast beef with Yorkshire Pudding, and Coronation chicken.
An afternoon tea was then served, with Victoria sandwich cake, fresh fruit and strawberry trifle on offer.
Solent’s Chief Executive, Andrew Strevens, visited Western Community Hospital in Southampton to deliver the lunches whilst Chief Operating Officer, Suzannah Rosenberg, was on hand to help distribute the afternoon teas at St Mary’s Hospital in Portsmouth.
Andrew Strevens said: “It’s been wonderful to help our inpatients join in the Jubilee celebrations in a small but meaningful way whilst they are with us. We know that feeling a part of a community, whether that’s in a fixed sense at home or temporary sense elsewhere, is a really powerful and positive thing in people’s lives – particularly when their health might not be at its best."
Suzannah Rosenberg added: “We felt this was a fitting way to boost community spirit locally to mark this special historic milestone. Our thanks go to our catering team who pulled out of all the stops -it’s been lovely to be a part of today.”
Today’s special menu marked the end of Solent’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, with crown shaped cookies having also been made by the in-house catering team and delivered earlier this week.