You said...When meals are being served on the inpatient ward they are occasionaly cold by the time they make it around the entire Ward.
We did...We purchased a new hot catering trolley for serving meals. This ensures that food is kept warm for patients. However, the trolley also reduces handling and ensures that portion control is maintained as all food is plated up in the kitchen, thus reducing the time that lunches are given out. Additionally, both hot and cold food can be delivered by the one trolley. This has proved so successful, that an additional trolley is currently on order for Day Hospice.