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PKL ensures continuity of food supply for Bedford nursing home

27 May 2010

When the Airedale Nursing Home in Bedford embarked on a major refurbishment and extension project it was keen to minimise the disruption and inconvenience to its residents.

It was therefore decided to hire a portable, temporary kitchen from PKL to ensure that catering standards could be maintained throughout the duration of the construction work.

"I don’t know how we would have managed without the temporary kitchen and the service from PKL was excellent," commented the Home’s Dr Kamyar. "They understood our priorities and responded immediately whenever we required anything," he added.

The kitchen, a 30 foot PKL Mixed Double, was located in the car park and linked to the building by the PKL installation team to provide direct access to the main building.

The kitchen provides storage, wash up, preparation and production facilities and was on site for 18 months. The temporary facility was used to serve meals to the 35 residents at the nursing home while the kitchen underwent refurbishment.

PKL has a large amount of experience delivering solutions to the residential care sector and has developed the "Care Home Kitchen". This is a temporary kitchen designed specifically for nursing homes that are undergoing refurbishments, enabling foodservice provision to be maintained through the duration of the project.

PKL has also published a detailed Contingency Planning Guide for the healthcare and care home sectors, detailing the importance of kitchen contingency planning and helping users to produce their own personalised plan. The guide is available free of charge and can be ordered by clicking here.

PKL Group is the UK’s leading supplier of temporary kitchens and catering equipment for hire. The company has a range of over 900 Portable Kitchens and support units, including cold storage, dry storage and warewashing facilities, and over 10,000 items of catering equipment readily available for hire.

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