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Hospital mini-market now open to Bath NHS staff

Credit: Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

NHS staff can now pick-up bargain shopping essentials at the Royal United Hospital (RUH) in Bath.

The Lansdown Restaurant - based on site - decided to offer groceries at a hospital super mini-market, as some staff were struggling to get to the shops after shifts.

Catering manger, Jason Joyce said: “We opened a few days ago and it’s been a fantastic success.

"We started off with selling basic items like tea, milk, biscuits and bread.

"Favourites are pasta, rice, eggs and bacon which are flying off the shelves, and now we’re looking to expand to fresh fruit and vegetables.”

The RUH Trust is also offering counselling sessions and psychology services to staff during the pandemic - as well as having a 'Thank You' board that displays the public's messages of support.

Hospital visitors have also donated snacks and toiletries, now being distributed to teams across the hospital.

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