Gosport War Memorial Hospital to launch TV chef James Martin menu

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TASTY treats on a new menu will be served at a refurbished hospital restaurant.

On Friday the Gosport War Memorial Hospital will be unveiling its new cafe and menu.

The menu features food from Hampshire.

Staff will be meeting food producers and also have a taste of the new dishes inspired by TV chef James Martin, who lives in Winchester.

The kitchens have been upgraded and expanded to produce food for patients and staff not just at Gosport, but also across other Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust hospitals.

Scott Jones is head of facilities and environment, and has headed the project.

He said: ‘Patients and staff need the right fuel to help them recover and keep them healthy.

‘That’s why it’s so important we use the best locally-sourced ingredients and develop the right meals to suit all appetites.

‘Food needs to be fresh and nutritious, on budget and with the help of chef James Martin we’ve been able to do that.’