How to maintain the temperature of patient’s food


The temperature of food served to inpatients is frequently highlighted as one of the biggest problems in patient survey feedback. How can this issue be overcome using modern transportation/food distribution systems? “You could write a novel about it. On first sight temperature control appears quite simple. Food not hot enough…problem solved by new equipment and […]

NEW Hospital meal delivery brochure

BGL Rieber has decades of experience in the supply and maintenance of food distribution, delivery and serving systems for hospitals. There is no one solution for everybody! All hospitals have different requirements, which is why BGL Rieber offers a range of hospital meal delivery solutions, each of which has been tried, tested and approved for […]

Docking food transport and serving solution for Royal Hampshire Hospital

BGL Rieber has supplied two DSPro shuttle trolleys and a docking station to the Royal Hampshire Hospital. Andrew Bennett, Kitchen Manager, Royal Hampshire County Hospital commented, “We already use a similar docking-style system and the new units were added to give us extra capability. “The food temperatures are consistent and the introduction of the system […]

Easy way to add meal capacity to cater for children’s parties and events

Thermoport Canteen with top trays open

With a capacity of 15-50 covers providing meals such as sausages, burgers, beans, baked potatoes, mashed potato, chips, hot dogs, fish fingers, curries, pasta etc, the Rieber Thermoport canteen is a quick way of adding extra hot meal capacity to cater for kids’ birthdays, or events and workshops. Trolleys can be personalised with attractive adhesive […]


Now open is the new £3 million CPU for West Sussex Hospitals, reports Hospital Food + Service magazine. Serving three hospitals and producing up to 6000 cook/freeze meals per day, patients should be able to choose from one of 20 main courses on any day, thanks to the new cook/freeze system. Read the full story […]

Bulk and individual meal feeding solutions for hospitals

When our customers called us at the start of the virus pandemic for advice on food transport and serving to people remotely or in isolation, we suggested a range of Rieber products to be the best immediate solution. They are tough, hygienic and easy for staff to use and keep clean. With the potential of […]

Hospital catering for NHS Nightingale North East

In less than four weeks, a new NHS Nightingale hospital was completed from scratch in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. With the potential to provide up to 460 ventilated beds for patients with Covid19, the hospital is one of seven Nightingales set up around the country as part of the country’s response to the global pandemic. […]

Patient meal delivery at Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen

To deliver its fresh cooked patient food in bulk on site and to outlying hospitals across Aberdeen, The Royal Cornhill Hospital has chosen Thermoport 2000HD heated food transportation trolleys. These were supplied with black Thermoport 1000 unheated boxes mounted on top to hold items such as sandwiches, fresh fruit, salads and cold desserts. The hospital […]

Patient meal delivery system for Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary

NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s new acute hospital is one of the most technologically advanced in the country. Opened in December 2017, Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, also known in the construction and design industry as ‘the garden hospital’, is designed as a ‘garden hospital’ was completed on budget and on schedule. The hospital has 17 […]


County Hospital Stafford has reorganised its catering and completed the installation of a new cook-freeze system based on Metos Proveno cooking kettles. Trust Catering Manager Robert Willatt said, “Following the reorganisation of the catering department, the service has been streamlined in relation to cooking activity, improving productivity. “Patient choice has also been improved because they […]