All our providers are required to comply with our Food Retail Policy which promotes access to healthier food and drink choices for patients, visitors and staff throughout our facilities.
We are committed to developing an ‘exemplar’ position with regards to the food and drink offered for sale within our facilities.
The policy is aligned to National Standards aiming to improve healthy eating including Healthy Living Award (HLA) and the Scottish Government Health Care Retail Standard (HRS).
A range of cafés etc are provided across our hospitals, some are operated by the NHS (Aroma) and others are operated by Partner organisations. They are all required to achieve the Healthy Living Award (HLA).
By April 2016, all NHS operated cafés will comply with HLA plus award.
NHSGGC are continuing to work with our Partner organisations and at April 2016, 12 (75%) cafés have successfully achieved the HLA or HLA plus.
For more information available in your hospital please see links below:
A range of shops and trolley services are available across our hospitals. All providers are required to comply with our Food Retail Policy and Scottish Government Health Care Retail Standard (HRS). We are working with our providers to fully implement the policy by April 2017 and ensure all retail outlets and shops:
We operate a number of snacks, meal and drinks vending machines across our hospital sites. All machines comply with our Food Retail Policy (and vending policy), this requires: