Top score for hospital restaurant

Dorset County Hospital’s Damers Restaurant has received top marks for food safety and hygiene.

West Dorset District Council’s environmental health team awarded the restaurant and kitchen five stars (excellent) following a recent inspection.

The following criteria are used to determine the number of hygiene stars given to premises:

·   food hygiene and safety of food

·   cleanliness and structural conditions

·   confidence in management, for example past record in terms of complying with the law.

Hospital Catering Services Manager Derrick Stevens said: “With this rating we now have a five-star rating across the board, including our Terrace Café.

“Food safety and hygiene is a very important part of our daily operation and this high standard is thanks to the dedication and hard work of the catering team.”

You can visit for the current list of food businesses inspected by environmental health and their scores.