The Hospital Catering Association (HCA) is the national trade body of hospital caterers and represents members from across all of the United Kingdom. There are over 300 million meals served every year and around £500 million spent on food annually by around 300 Trust’s across approximately 1200 hospitals.
Catering staff are determined to continue raising the standard of hospital catering using a variety of food styles and services. Above all, we aim to use; Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment to enhance the patient’s recovery. Working in partnership with suppliers and fellow associations will help as we join up our approach in promoting the “Last 9 Yards”, which focusses the requirement of an exemplary standard of food service to our patients.