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RWT goes green with fruit and veg stall

RWT goes green with fruit and veg stall

Date of release: Released 14 July 2015

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is to introduce a Mr Green Grocer to their New Cross Hospital site in Wolverhampton – and offer up more healthy eating options for staff, patients and their friends and families.

The new initiative has seen the RWT team up with a local business which will see a fruit and veg market stall operating from the hospital site on a daily basis, from the end of July.

Mr Green Grocer is a small, family run local business, which already operates across the Midlands, and owner Aaron Stancliffe is looking forward to working at the Wolverhampton hospital.

He said:” We are proud to provide an array of fresh fruit & vegetables at a stall located at the New Cross Hospital. We are passionate about fresh produce and wanted to be actively involved in helping the area combat obesity and giving staff, patients and visitors healthier options.

“It is all about providing something healthy and good for you. It is not always easy to get some of your five a day when at work - so this can certainly help.”

The stall is set to open on Monday 20 July, and will improve the healthy food offer the Trust currently provides.

Gwen Nuttall, Chief Operating Officer at the RWT, added: “We already have outlets that provide healthy options but this is taking things another step further.

“It is part of our job to promote healthy living to the people of Wolverhampton and the surrounding region and by introducing Mr Green Grocer to the Trust we are talking the talk on this one. We are excited about the stall and sure it will prove popular with staff, patients and visitors.”

For further information please call Richard Radcliffe, Head of Communications on 01902 695900 or email richardradcliffe@nhs.net 

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