Health & Social Care

Healthcare catering operates seven days a week, 365 days a year delivering a vital element of a patient’s recovery, whether an NHS Trust, Private Hospital, Care Home or Day Centre. With many different types of service such as fresh on-site cooking, cook-chill or cook freeze, not only are you faced with the challenges of any other catering operation, you also have the logistical complications of central production units. Another problem is the ordering systems currently being used to take patients orders, often a manual process; it can be lengthy, inaccurate and result in a large amount of food waste.

How do we help hospital & care homes?

Healthcare catering operates seven days a week, 365 days a year delivering a vital element of a patient’s recovery, whether an NHS Trust, Private Hospital, Care Home or Day Centre.

With many different types of service such as fresh on-site cooking, cook-chill or cook freeze, not only are you faced with the challenges of any other catering operation, you also have the logistical complications of central production units. Another problem is the ordering systems currently being used to take orders, often a manual process; it can be lengthy, inaccurate and result in a large amount of food waste.

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Enhance Patient Experience

The use of Saffron Bedside & Care ensures a more interactive and sociable order taking process. This includes bulk meal entry, patient card analysis and ordering via the tablet device.

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Nutritional analysis

The Nutritional Analysis module can be generated for all recipes and menus built using Saffron and can be presented next to each recipe to give your patients more informed choices. This also works with Saffron Care Catering to ensure appropriate dietary needs are met (such as supplements, thickeners, or medical diets, allergens) to prevent malnutrition, frailty and declining health.

Reduced food wastage

With more accurate orders being taken with Saffron Bedside the need for over-production is significantly reduced. Similarly, Saffron Care Catering records a resident’s preferences so more appealing, appropriate and nutritious food is served to them.

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Manage Food Costs

The Menu Engineering module works with both Saffron Bedside and Saffron Care to provide complete control over the costing up of recipes and menus.

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Streamline purchasing

Simplify and streamline the way you purchase from your suppliers with totally automated Purchasing from P2P.

 

Manage your stock

With Stock Management you can easily keep track of stock levels and location with real time information.

Improve Profitability

With the extensive report portfolio, you can track exactly how each catering unit across various locations are performing with real time data. Some example reports would cover, cost per patient, per day or per ward.

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“The utilisation of Saffron has enabled instant viewing of operational activity; this in turn facilitates the swift interaction to resolve challenges proactively. The speed and accuracy of access we have to data is one of the key benefits we have found from Saffron. Saffron has enabled us to consolidate the processes and reporting system we…

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