Healthy eating delivery app launched at Derriford Hospital
Cornwall’s oldest bakery takes a fresh approach to hospital nutrition with the launch of a healthy menu delivery app for Derriford Hospital, the first of its kind, intended to offer much needed convenience for the medical team and support staff working in the hospital daily.
The new app, “Fresh From Warrens On the Go” is set to make meal times even easier for staff at Derriford Hospital, delivering a menu of fresh and healthy options directly to wards to save time walking hospital corridors in search of sustenance. Staff can enjoy the benefits of a varied menu, from wholesome lunchtime soups, vitamin-boosting smoothies, salads and freshly made sandwiches.
The app allows users to pre-order their lunch via the app, selecting a pre-appointed collection point near their ward where the Fresh From Warrens team will bring their order. For those that can’t make the collection times, there are secure drop off points available around the hospital too.
Those working the night shift can also enjoy the Fresh from Warrens app. Between 10pm – 6am, they can pre-select their orders from a special night menu and collect from the Fresh from Warrens outlet on level 6, ideal for those working the night shift.
The launch of the app sees an ongoing commitment Fresh From Warrens has with Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust to providing healthy and convenient options for staff and visitors alike. As part of these conversations, the hospital saw Warrens Bakery rebrand as Fresh From Warrens last year, introducing new healthy eating options to the unit and most recently the launch of a new healthy meal deal initiative to encourage healthier food choices for staff and patients.
Recent research conducted by Fresh From Warrens at Derriford Hospital found that almost a third (29%) of people were looking for quick and convenient food on the go. Three of the top reasons given for choosing Fresh From Warrens was because of convenience and speed of service and the app has been developed to further enhance the offering.
Stuart Windsor, Associate Director of Facilities at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “The Trust is pleased to support this development from Fresh from Warrens. We have been working to improve the range of healthier options available to staff at the hospital and providing them with access to healthy foods, close to where they work.”
Ahead of the launch of the new app at Derriford Hospital, Chairman Mark Sullivan commented - “Day in and out we are hearing our customers are busier than ever, so for us convenience is key - without compromising on quality. Away from the high street, we recognised the need within Derriford Hospital for another level of convenience which we are happy to say our new app can provide. We hope that our fresh delivery service app means hard-working staff can collect something tasty mid-shift, without having to traipse across the building to do so. We have made sure that there are plenty of fresh and healthy options on the menu so that hospital staff and visitors can expect to enjoy a reliably nourishing delivery which is quick and simple to use.”
The Fresh From Warrens To Go delivery service app is available to download from 24th April for both Android and iPhone users. It’s free to use, with no minimum order and all new users will receive 50% off their first order*.
Derriford Hospital Warrens Bakery is located at The Concourse Level, Level 6, https://warrensbakery.co.uk/store/plymouth-derriford/. Visit www.warrensbakery.co.uk for further information. To hear the latest news from Warrens Bakery follow them on Twitter (@WarrensBakery) or link up with them on Facebook www.facebook.com/warrensbakery.