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Hundreds of thousands lost on Government catering

Thu, 03 Nov 2016

Facilities at Noble's hospital made the biggest losses
Facilities at Noble's hospital made the biggest losses

Hundreds of thousands of pounds were lost in Government-run catering facilities on the Island last year.

Health and Social Care Minister Kate Beecroft revealed that a £627,000 loss was made through facilities at the hospital, Government canteens, schools and the NSC cafe in the 2015-16 financial year.

Noble's Hospital proved the most costly site, with the hospital kitchen making a deficit of £377,000, while the staff restaurant was down almost as much.

However, the hospital's coffee shop cancelled out almost half the loss with a £334,000 profit, while the Ramsey Cottage Kitchen also had a surplus.

The figures were revealed in a written answer in this week's House of Keys sitting following a question from Douglas North MHK David Ashford.

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