Costa Coffee brews up excitement at Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Fans of frothy coffees, luscious lattes and exemplary espressos can rejoice. On 16 April Costa Coffee officially opened its doors at Doncaster Royal Infirmary (DRI), ready to serve up tasty beverages to staff and visitors alike.

This new development complements ongoing work at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH), which has recently seen some of its kitchens and dining rooms undergo a makeover, receiving new equipment and facilities, alongside the implementation of an innovative electronic ordering system. In addition, opening hours been extended to better cater for visitors, patients and staff.

Dr Kirsty Edmondson Jones, Director of Estates and Facilities, was on-hand to oversee the launch, with Trust Chief Executive, Richard Parker, officially cutting the ribbon on the brand new outlet.

Kirsty said: “For a few years now, our kitchens, dining rooms and other eateries have been in need of refurbishment. The introduction of a brand new Costa Coffee is another fantastic development for the Trust and offers our patients, staff and visitors a taste of the high street while they are with us.”

Bargain hunters will also be pleased to note that Costa Coffee cards function as normal at the new store, allowing customers to collect reward points on each visit.

Alongside this recent addition, DRI also saw the opening of a new Subway restaurant earlier this month, as well as the introduction of the ‘Hot Kitchen’. Featuring a range of delicious menu options, from hot food to on-the-go snacks, the restaurant also offers a live cooking station which offers oriental, Mexican and other exotic and healthy tastes.

Carl Smith, Sodexo Retail Director for UK Healthcare, said: ‘’We’re incredibly proud of our collaboration with the Trust, and have been eagerly looking forward to unveiling the nation’s favourite coffee shop at DRI.  With more options than ever before at the Trust, we’re keen to continue this partnership, delivering quality food and dining experiences for patients, staff and visitors alike.’’

A further phase of work on DRI’s main entrance is due to commence in the coming months.