Explore Options to Improve the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Government Catering Services

Project Updates as at 31 May, 2017

Status: Stepped-down and removed from Project Future.

  • On 17 May 2017, Cabinet granted approval for the project to be stepped-down for delivery by HSA.
  • Project removed from Project Future.

Project Updates as at 30 November, 2016

Status: Conceptualisation

A further project has been established to explore options for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of dietary and linen services (PSI22) at the HSA. A revised and updated Strategic Assessment, to establish whether there is a case for change and to identify options to meet the objectives for improvement, was submitted for review and is now being finalised for approval.

Project Updates as at 25 May, 2016

Related EY Recommendations:

13.1.2 – outsourcing and employee mutuals, prison catering
13.1.3 – outsourcing and employee mutuals, hospital catering and linen services


The Premier and Minister: Hon. Alden McLaughlin

Project Sponsor: Ms. Jennifer Ahearn, Chief Officer

Overview (taken from Cabinet’s Project Future Programme Brief): Currently, catering services at the hospital and prisons are provided in-house.  It appears that costs are high and the quality of provision is open to improvement. This project will review the efficiency and effectiveness of current catering in the hospital and prisons and linen services in the hospital.  It will consider the scope to increase the use of external contractors and how the work might be appropriately packaged.

Status: A Strategic Assessment is being progressed.

Ministry/Portfolio Update:

  • A Strategic Assessment has been submitted, and a quality review is scheduled to be completed by the end of May 2016.