CIWF Logo Food Business
Search icon

Royal Brompton Hospital - Das Goldene Ei

Key points

  • All 56,000 eggs used/year are local and free-range.
  • All of the Hospital’s egg sandwiches are now made with free-range eggs.
  • All milk is organic and from the Windmill Dairy in Bedfordshire.
  • A farm in Wiltshire supplies the Hospital with organic 100% beef burgers and other meats.

The background

  • They wanted to move to sourcing local free-range eggs as part of supporting government initiatives to make UK farming more sustainable and encouraging healthy eating and the promotion of nutritious food.
  • Providing high quality, nutritious and high welfare food has always been important to the Royal Brompton Hospital.

The process

  • The hospital catering department worked closely with Sustain and the Soil Association who help to source local free-range foods.
  • They went directly to local producers in order to get the best deals.
  • Because they are a large consumer with a predictable demand they found many local suppliers keen to win the contract.
  • They secured a contract with Bank Farm in Kent who were able to meet their needs at a very competitive price.
  • They saved costs by cutting out the middlemen.


  • The contracted local farm has greatly benefitted and expanded.
  • Customers appreciate the free-range eggs and comment on their better quality.
  • Mike Duckett, Catering Services Manager at The Royal Brompton was recently nominated as a BBC Country File Local Food Hero
  • Prince Charles has visited the hospital to witness their success in bringing local, high-welfare food onto the menu.

Contacts / further info

  • Sustain may be able to help you find local suppliers of free-range eggs and other products.
  • The Soil Association can advise on sourcing organic products
  • The Royal Brompton works with the Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative to improve local procurement.

Sie verwenden einen veralteten Browser, den wir nicht unterstützen. Bitte aktualisieren Sie Ihren Browser, um Ihre Erfahrung und Sicherheit zu verbessern. Wenn Sie weitere Fragen zu diesem Thema haben, wenden Sie sich bitte unter an uns. Wir möchten alle Anfragen innerhalb von zwei Arbeitstagen beantworten. Aufgrund des hohen Umfangs der Korrespondenz, die wir erhalten, kann es jedoch gelegentlich etwas länger dauern. Bitte ertragen Sie uns, wenn dies der Fall ist. Alternativ, wenn Ihre Anfrage dringend ist, können Sie unser Foodbusiness-Team kontaktieren: +44 (0)1483 521950 (Linien geöffnet von Montag bis Freitag von 9 bis 17 Uhr)