Katholisches Klinikum Lünen / Werne
Klinikum Lünen – St.-Marien-Hospital in Lünen, with 16 departments and 592 beds, is one of the largest hospitals in the eastern part of the Ruhr area and a teaching hospital of the University of Münster. Combined with the St. ChristophorusKrankenhaus Werne, it offers a bed capacity of around 800 and employs some 1.650 people. After the decision was made in 2011 to close the 37yearold kitchen at the Werne hospital 12 km away and supply it from the central kitchen in Lünen via the tray system, planning of the kitchen conversion began with diverse food distribution tests. Emphasis was placed on procuring a costeffective and functional system that met all requirements and could be used without compromising the meal plan or quality. For this reason, the “freshly made” principle was also adhered to. In the fall of 2012 the new kitchen commenced operations and the system conversion took place at both locations. The meal offering was extended to include another food selection for private patients.