ISECO UK News

March 2014

ISECO UK exhibiting at Hospital Caterers Association Conference

We will be pleased to see you at Stand 69 of the HCA Conference at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 10th-11th April 2014.

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July 2013

NHS Supply Chain

July 01 2013 was the start date of a new NHS Supply Chain four year rolling contract whereby Iseco thermo-contact heating technology became available to NHS users without reference to the usual prolonged and drawn out tender procedure. If you wish to have and use within your operation Iseco thermo-contact equipment, have the monies available and do not wish to go to tender; simply contact NHS Supply Chain and mention our unique ‘Framework Agreement’ contract ID reference number NF001825.

Enterprising Barnsley - Press Release

ISECO UK is helping to fuel the recovery of hospital patients by transforming the way meals are delivered to their bedsides. Read full press release

July 2012

Great Manchester Mental Health - trolleys

An order for similar Vitalis EVO Single single-tray trolleys and Stand-Fresh compressor Pods as used by Royal Bolton Hospital was placed by Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust for use in the wards occupied by their patients within the Royal Bolton Hospital site. These units have integrated smoothly with the excellent patient meal delivery system at Royal Bolton Hospital.


July 2011NHS Supply Chain contract for Iseco

ISECO awarded NHS Supply Chain contract

ISECO high quality patient meal trolleys & food delivery systems can now be procured via NHS SUPPLY CHAIN without going through the costly and usually protracted tender process.

Call your NHS Supply Chain representative, or contact us directly and quote Contract Reference AA117150 to request more information about acquiring ISECO Food Service Systems via the NHS Supply Chain route.

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NHS Supply Chain


August 2010

Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Following a vigorous trialling and tender process ACE is to be awarded the contract to supply RBH with new Vitalis EVO single-tray patient meal trolleys.

This fantastic new system by Iseco will be the first of its kind to enter service in the UK. To be commissioned at site in October this year it will give flexibility to the operator [can be used with hot-line, cook-chill or cook-freeze service], is easy to use and clean, gives world beating economy [while the whole cavity is refrigerated only the shelves loaded with trays regenerate] and enables perfect meals to be presented to the patient at the correct temperature every service.

The Vitalis EVO trolley is available in a variety of sizes all having the capability to have the active refrigeration produced by integral compressor, stand-free compressor [docking system] or by revolutionary CarboFresh CO2 injection. The RBH catering operations and tender evaluation team opted for the stand-free compressor variant trolley - model Vitalis EVO Single 315-GN 28 level + Stand-Fresh compressor unit in a ratio of 4no trolleys to 1no compressor unit.

Read the full case study for the Vitalis EVO trolley at Royal Bolton Hospital


December 2009

Skanska - St Bart’s & The London Hospitals, London

An order placed by Skanska for additional Iseco Navis insulated food transport trolleys to compliment the existing fleet of Navis trolleys that have served the hospitals well over the last several years. Navis 2/1GN 2-door trolleys with eutectic plates supply chilled food safely and easily from kitchen to ward level for subsequent re-generation.

25th February 2009

The Children’s Trust, Tadworth, Surrey

An order to replace the existing conventionally heated bulk-food ward service trolleys with the fantastically flexible Iseco Serelis ward service trolley was placed today by The Children’s Trust in Tadwort Surrey.

The capability of the Serelis to regenerate single portions or bulk-food at the same time within the same trolley to whatever temperature is required, plus the silent operation of the trolley at ward level and it’s capacity to maintain temperatures for up to 2 hours after regeneration without being plugged-in were vital characteristics of the trolley leading to the order being placed.

January 2009

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The first order for the revolutionary Iseco Serelis bulk-food ward service trolley has been placed by Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital.

The trolleys will be in operation on the Osborne Wing which specialises in spinal injury care. The trolleys were chosen following extensive and very successful trials of the Iseco Serelis trolley on Hadfied Wing last year. 

ISECO Case Studies

Royal Bolton Hospital

In 2010 Royal Bolton Hospital won two national catering awards; Margaret Meadows Trust Catering Manager won Cost Sector Catering ‘Manager of the Year’ and her team as a whole won the Health Business ‘Hospital Catering Award’ as sponsored by Nestle Professional.

The awards recognised the team’s success in improving the patient journey by raising the standard of the patient’s catering experience. The team is innovative and creative and has taken new ideas forward on the back of these successes. Last year when funding became available to allow new patient food service systems to be explored, a decision was taken to look over the horizon and explore the market place for new and innovative technology that could continue to develop a patient focused service, improving the patients journey.

Read full case study for Bolton Hospital


La Gourmande Central Food Production Unit -Zwolle, Holland


This privately operated food production unit is owned by the Dutch Hospital Group Isala.
 
The unit delivers food to 2 hospitals, 3 nursing homes, 1 rehabilitation centre and 3 cafeterias by utilising trolleys equipted to accept Carbo-Fresh refrigeration technology.

Food is regenerated at the hospitals in Vitalis-Carbo single-tray trolleys and at the nursing homes in ward based Serelis bulk-food service trolleys supplied by Navis-Carbo bulk-food transport trolleys. 
 
Crockery, stainless steel pans, disposable foils and plastics are all used in service.

Read full case study for La Gourmande