Stephens and Moffat team up to equip hospital

The breakfast foodservice trolley Moffat and Stephens provided for Ulster Hospital.The breakfast foodservice trolley Moffat and Stephens provided for Ulster Hospital.

Irish distributor, Stephens Catering Equipment, has installed for new ward kitchens for Ulster Hospital in Dundonald, Belfast.

The dealer worked with manufacturer Moffat, which designed a breakfast service trolley specifically for the site with input from catering staff and Stephens.

Features of the trolley include an ergonomic design, easy handling, a warming drawer for toast and a water boiler, plus the trolley runs off a single 13A plug.

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Moffat’s marketing manager John Wannan revealed: “The trolley was very much a collaboration. The catering staff and Stephens told us what they wanted the breakfast trolley to do, we came back with what was feasible – and we went from there.”

The manufacturer also supplied its Single Tray Service (STS) trolleys for the ward kitchens. These can hold both hot and cold food safely, on each of up to 24 trays, due to a dual temperature system.

Stephens’ MD Paul Caves was on site to oversee the training and handover of the new kitchens to the staff at Ulster Hospital. “We are delighted with the end result of the project,” he said. “I was very impressed by the manufacturing quality of the Moffat trolleys, and by the innovative designs for both systems.”

Wannan added: “The staff commented on the compact size, manoeuvrability and ease of use of both trolleys. With the STS units, they were particularly impressed by the digital controls and readouts, coupled with audible alarms to alert staff the unit is ready for transport, and the exceptional hot/cold temperature control between the single tray sections.”

All the ward kitchens at Ulster Hospital have three of each of the Moffat trolleys.

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