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A-Z Services - Catering

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Thank you for taking the time to visit the website of the Catering Department of the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. We hope your tour around the site will be both enlightening and informative.

During your tour you will be introduced to the various sections and the people who help to provide this unique catering service. Everyday we provide our patients with a multi-choice menu that is delivered to their bedside. Staff and visitors are also offered the same high class service with food served in surroundings that are pleasant and welcoming.

The Catering service is an 'In-House NHS Operation' and operates 15 hours per day, 365 days of the year. The service provides meals on the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital Wonford and Heavitree sites as well as to Mardon House, Sycamore Resource Centre, Vranch House School and Centre and to Meals on Wheels.

The service consists of 3 deparments, Kitchen, Patient Meals Service and Restaurant/Retail Services. The service employs some 100 full and part-time staff. It serves approximately 14,000 meals a week.

The Catering Department is at the forefront of implementing the NHS Plan for Better Hospital Food and we are committed in ensuring that the food we provide is appetising, nutritious and wholesome.


We have one restaurant and a number of snack bars. There are also a number of food and drink vending machines around the hospital.