Catering For Care Homes This Summer
Friday September 1st, 2017
Dawsonrentals were recently approached by a previous client of many years, one of the 'big four' care home providers in the UK, for a catering solution during their upcoming programme of refurbishment works.
The national care provider had 5 care homes due to undergo complete kitchen refurbishments throughout the Summer, knowing that they could rely on Dawsonrentals once again for a cost-effective solution that would create minimal disruption to residents and other operations in each home.
With 4 of the 5 sites requiring the same catering facilities, four of our units were married into pairs of Commanders and Companions and delivered their seperate ways across the UK. The Commander unit was used as a production kitchen and fitted with equipment such as a combination oven, six-burner range and refrigeration units while the Companion unit was used as a potwash and included a hood-lift dishwasher.
Maintaining cost-effectiveness was imperative so the units were delivered directly to the second set of sites from the first and installed the same day, therefore reducing transportation, installation and rental costs for the client. Operating in this way was also necessary to allow the contractors to follow the tight refurbishment schedules at each home.
Our units will be in operation with the client until early November and will have clocked an incredible combined journey mileage of nearly 1000 miles by the time they reach us back here in Bristol. Additionally, our catering facilities will have allowed a grand total of 30,000 meals to be prepared for care home residents!
Our long-standing relationship with care home providers makes Dawsonrentals the preferred supplier of temporary kitchen solutions. This is due to our consultative approach to care home catering and our understanding of meals that need to be individualised for elderly residents, based on dietary and medical requirements.
If your care home has similar plans in the pipeline, please give us a call on 01179 373 310 to find out about our solutions for you.