Latest Joan Walley Stories

2008-10-05 00:00:24

Having just read about the problems with Sodexo's hospital food catering in The Sentinel, I must raise several concerns. While the letter from MP Joan Walley to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire about the awarding of a contract to a foreign company to supply food to patients at the hospital is laudable, it misses the main points. No real consideration was given to in-house catering. While I agree the decision was a fait accompli, the MP should have been in the loop by...

2008-08-31 00:00:36

By dave blackhurst Two MPs are calling for action following complaints about food at a hospital since its catering contract was privatised. Newcastle MP Paul Farrelly has asked University Hospital of North Staffordshire chief executive Julia Bridgewater if the deal with catering giant Sodexo can be torn up after complaints. And Stoke-on-Trent North MP Joan Walley is disappointed the hospital ignored her concerns and signed the contract which involves food being cooked 140 miles away...

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