It is becoming more and more important to both the physician and the patient to eat well when they are staying in one of the NHS hospitals. Good nutritious food is seen as not just an occasional healthy option, but more of an essential necessity. With this in the forefront of NHS food procurement, suppliers of fresh fish & seafood should be aware of the potential of supplying an NHS trust hospital. There are literally thousands of cooked meals provided for its patients staying on its wards daily. With there being more of a push towards preparing freshly cooked meals, over providing easier to cook processed meals, there is now an opening for wholesale fish suppliers to provide on a regular basis fresh fish & seafood.
Health Benefits of Eating Fresh Fish
There are known benefits to eating fresh fish, from the well-documented omega 3 oil within the meat of oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, and tuna, to eating fish because it is low in saturated fats and is a clean lean meat to eat. It is light on the digestive system and is easily digested, making it a perfect food for anyone recovering from illness or an operation. To become a provider of seafood to the NHS it is vital that all aspects of your business are in a good order, with a cleanliness rate of 5 out of 5. With all of the appropriate accreditation and all the boxes ticked, there should be no reason for a local seafood merchant to hold off from approaching an NHS trust to become an approved supplier.
As mention in the previous paragraph, Doctors are becoming more aware of the importance of a patients recovery from operations or serious illnesses. As well as recommending a diet rich in fresh fruit, vegetables & whole foods such as grains and pulses, replacing meats such as beef and pork for fish is recognised to give tremendous, boost to the patients recovery. So, it makes sense for them to be consuming a healthy diet as soon as they are admitted to a hospital.
Approved Fresh Fish & Seafood Suppliers www.aoseafood.co.uk have recently won a contract to provide 2 local trusts with a regular supply of fresh fish. Allowing a quality seafood merchant to provide the NHS is providing more and more patients with the boost to recovery needed.