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Hospital food revolution in East Kent

Complaints and jokes about hospital food are as old as the NHS.Too often it's too cold, or too late, or too little - or all three of those things.

But you'll struggle to find a complaining patient in the hospitals of east Kent. They've introduced a radical new catering system that's transformed lunchtimes.

Patients have a choice of 24 dishes. And they arrive hot and and on time. John Ryall speaks to nutrition expert John Edwards, Helen O'Keefe from the Kent and Canterbury Hospital and dietician Vicky Pout.


Theft reported during hospital fire

Police went to Kent and Canterbury Hospital to investigate the cause of a fire which happened shortly before 3pm today, 30th August.

Officers are currently working with Kent Fire and Rescue Service to establish the cause.

Police are also investigating a report of theft from the hospital restaurant whilst the fire was being dealt with.

The investigation is in its early stages and officers will be keeping an open mind as to whether the fire is linked to one at Medway Maritime Hospital yesterday, 29th August.

No one was reported to have been injured in either of the fires.