The Department collects data from national health service trusts for the average total daily cost for the provision of all meals and beverages fed to one patient per day. This cost relates to all meals and beverages provided to a patient in a day, not the cost of a single meal. The cost is inclusive of all pay and non-pay costs, including provisions, ward issues, disposables, equipment and its maintenance.
The data collected for the NHS and East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust for each year from 2004-05 to 2010-11 are shown in the following table.
|Average cost of feeding one patient per day in England||Average cost of feeding one patient per day at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust|
The information has been supplied by the NHS and has not been amended centrally. The accuracy and completeness of the information is the responsibility of the provider organisation.