Catering Services


Welcome to Gloucestershire Hospital Catering

Contact us

Our full contact details are available here>

0300 422 4493 or 0300 422 6436

Your views

Our hospitals regularly conduct both in-house and independent audits to ask patients their opinion of the meals and service we provide. We do this so that we can make adjustments and improvements to the service. The audit covers the key elements of the service and the results for both Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals are generally good. Patients have expressed an average satisfaction score of just over 8/10 for the period between 2008 to 2010. 

Share your feedback

Please write to:
General Manager, Catering Services
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cheltenham General Hospital
Sanford Road
GL53 7AN 

Work for us

Catering Services operate seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, 12 hours a day and we have a large team that help us to provide this service. As a result, we are always looking for reliable bank staff to help support them and sometimes permanent opportunities arise.

We advertise in the local press, on our website and on NHS Jobs. We offer flexible working hours, very good rates of pay in a dynamic and stimulating environment. If you would like to be part of this, feel free to contact us at any time on the above contact numbers.


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Catering Services at Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals provide an average of 1,500 patient meals every day, and 750 staff and visitor meals.

Our Trust is committed to Gloucestershire Food Vision and to purchasing local produce wherever this is practical and cost effective.

Catering Services are part of the Estates and Facilities Division and have offices in both Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham General Hospital.

Catering for our patients

As a patient you are served three meals a day. Patients choose their meal from individual menu cards the evening before. 

Each menu offers nutritional and tasty food suitable for a range of special and textured diets and portion sizes. Any patients with social or cultural needs will be offered a separate menu.

If you have a special dietary requirement you should let the nursing staff know and they will notify catering services and may also refer you to the dieticians department.

A selection of drinks are served with each meal. Drinks are also served to you on the wards first thing in the morning, mid-morning, mid-afternoon and late evening.

Internal functions and bookings

Our menu for internal ward and department functions has been updated with buffet options to suit any time of day. You can view and download the function menu here

We will need just one week's notice for bookings. Please contact Carol Kelly on 6437 or Simon Aquilina on 6154 to arrange your booking.

Theme days

We run a lot of themed lunches throughout the year. You can find a calendar of events here. If you click on these links below they will show you the menus

Wednesday 14th February - Valentines day

Wednesday 28th February - Italian day

Thursday 15th March - St Patricks day



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Patient Menus 

View the wide range of menu options available to our patients.

Our Restaurants

Visit our restaurants to enjoy a great selection of hot and cold meals, snacks and beverages.



Find out where our vending machines are.


Catering links

Links to information you may find useful.