Operation Hospital Food – 24 – 28 February, BBC One, 9.15 am

Operation Hospital Food returns for a third series this week as James continues his campaign to improve the food served in hospitals by attempting to bring about change on a national scale.

Throughout the series James visits numerous hospitals and works with NHS leaders, staff, patients and nutritionists. His first stop is Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex, where an overspend has put the catering team in jeopardy.

James also invites hospital chefs to his home and devises a plan to benefit patients and care givers. He also investigates food on children’s wards and works with Royal Oldham Hospital to help provide food that young patients will enjoy.

Not content with tackling food in hospitals James also helps set up a new initiative in Chesterfield to help old people returning home after being discharged from hospital and tours an NHS food production plant.

There’s also the chance to catch up with some familiar faces as James revisits some of the sites he has helped previously to see if his ideas have made a difference.

Finally, James meets NHS representatives in an attempt to persuade them to change their current cooking practices and adopt his recommendations. Tune in to see if his ideas were given the go ahead.

Operation Hospital Food is being shown from 24 – 28 February at 9.15am on BBC One.

Find out more about the series on the BBC website.

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