Choice is at the heart of the solutions we provide within private hospitals.
At the core is our expertise and experience in creating solutions to support staff and patients, and it is supplemented by state-of-the-art technology enabling billing of patients for treatments, newspapers, and any other options they choose to purchase.
We understand that private hospitals must deliver value for money while also offering alternatives to the fixed menu cycle. Patients can order using iPads or tablets at their bedside and our methods of stock and portion control are integral to running an efficient catering service offering high quality food.
Dietary analysis is central to our comprehensive recipe database thereby keeping alerts high for allergens or special diets.
Production planning and menu planning work hand-in-hand on Datasym systems. Ingredients are compared in real-time using Menumark to ensure that you stick to budget while still planning the menu that you know will be best for the patients.
"Since implementing the Menumate solution from Datasym our hostesses have found the Menumate meal ordering solution a huge benefit for both staff abd patients. The solution allows for meal orders to be printed directly to the kitchen from point of order allowing our chefs to prepare fresh meals for our patients on demand. Patients also benefit from the flexibility of meals to be ordered for their visitors. For our staff it has cut the length of time and amount of paper used in our old ordering solution."
Catering Supervisor, The Holly, Private Hospital, Essex
"From my point of view Menumark was a key enabler for the success of the patient food transformation with Jersey Hospital. We have seen a 40% reduction in food production since implementing patient ordering via Menumark. We’ve saved £15k per year in potatoes alone!."
Project Lead, Jersey General Hospital
"Our working relationship with Datasym has been incredibly productive; not only reducing food waste levels but having the capacity to monitor progress on individual wards and this has been a huge benefit. The time spent with staff to train, support and confidence build when moving to an electronic system is vital and Datasym have made great progress. Our focus is on the patients and the correct ordering of food needs to be a simple and enjoyable experience."
Catering Manager and HCA Chairman, Musgrove Park Hospital -Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
"The solution is much easier to use than our previous system, and it has helped us become more streamlined and efficient with very clear and concise reporting."
Catering Manager, Jersey General Hospital
"The Menumark system from Datasym allows the multi-disciplinary team to easily access detailed information about our hospital food from the nutritional data and allergens to the actual recipe ingredients and cooking methods used, this allows us to ensure that nutritional standards are met and supports us with menu planning.
Pictures of the menu items allow patients to see what they are ordering. Front line staff can easily view the allergen information which supports those with food allergies choosing foods that are safe to eat. Having the nutritional data also viewable for staff and patients gives the ability to help people make informed decisions in supporting there nutritional requirements whilst in hospital. It gives ward teams including Dietitians information to support the nutritional care plans for our patients from those that are nutritionally well to those who are nutritionally vulnerable."
Chief Dietetic Technician, Nottingham University Hospital
"I have worked in the Health service for 35 years and have used the Menumark system for over 30 of those years.
The system is very user friendly easy to understand and easy to edit and maintain provisions and prices.
I have found the system invaluable over the years, producing production plans for new Menus, providing production figures and daily meal costs before the meal is even served. This assists me to work within my provisions budget.
The system keeps on developing, we can now send prices to our tills at the click of a button.
The backup service we have from Datasym is second to none, the staff are polite and friendly and solve our problems in a fast and efficient manner.
I would recommend this system to anyone who is serious about keeping on top of ever changing demands of a busy Catering Department."
Catering Manager, Scarborough Hospital