Centralized hospital kitchen saves money, satisfies patients

Independent hospital kitchens spend more money than hospitals that use central kitchen.

Winnipeg hospitals that receive their meals from a central kitchen spend less money to feed their patients than hospitals that cook their meals on site.

In the late 1990s the now-defunct USSC (or Urban Shared Services Corp.) became a political football. The Conservatives under Gary Filmon had championed a central food service to save money. Centralization occurred quickly and there were huge growing pains, with some patients terming the food inedible.