Weekly fruit and veg stall is introduced at Bassetlaw Hospital

Patients, staff and visitors can now get fresh fruit and veg – following the introduction of a greengrocery stall at Bassetlaw Hospital.

By Darren Burke
Tuesday, 31st August 2021, 9:03 am

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals has linked up with local greengrocers to host the stall at Bassetlaw Hospital, Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Mexborough’s Montagu Hospital.

The ‘Fresh ‘n’ Local’ fruit and vegetable stall will visit weekly offering staff, patients and visitors the opportunity to grab a healthy bite to eat from the hours of 8am and 1pm on set days on each of the trust’s hospital sites

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The new stall is being introduced at Bassetlaw Hospital.

· Montagu Hospital: Every Monday outside the Fred and Ann Green Rehab Centre.

· Bassetlaw Hospital: Every Tuesday outside of the main entrance of the hospital

· Doncaster Royal Infirmary: Every Thursday outside of the Gate 4 entrance.

Speaking about the stall, Dr Kirsty Edmondson Jones, director of estates and facilities, said: “This is a fantastic development, and I can’t wait for our colleagues, visitors and patients to see it in action.

“We are always looking for new opportunities to improve the services we offer to both our workforce and visitors, and we are pleased to be working with the team at Fresh ‘n’ Local to bring a pop-up grocery to DBTH.

"We have some more ideas and developments cooking away in the background, so watch this space.”

The Fresh ‘n’ Local stall will be available under a gazebo on all sites at the designated places.

Individuals will be asked to maintain social distancing whilst queuing to get their goods, as well as wear an appropriate face covering. Both cash and card are accepted.