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New café opens marking key milestone for our development

27 May 2014
The Snackbox, the elegant new café at Queen Mary’s Hospital, recently opened to mark a key milestone in redevelopment plans for the hospital.

Oxleas NHS Director of Estates and Facilities, Rachel Evans, officially opened the café to a good crowd. She thanked everyone involved in the development, giving a special mention to Project Manager Laura Hodnett.

Before cutting a ribbon Rachel said: “This is the first significant opening at Queen Mary’s. The reason that it is at the start of the programme is to enable the development of the Kidney Treatment Centre. This marks the start of a new era for Queen Mary’s.”

A sizeable crowd were treated to free ‘frapuccinos’ and suitably impressed by the new facilities and the refreshments available. The Snackbox is located right in the heart of Queen Mary’s – in the reception area in B Block. They sell Starbucks coffee and a wide range of sandwiches, paninis, cakes and daily hot specials, which today were chicken kebabs, Highland vegetable soup and jacket potatoes. It is run by Aramark and open seven days a week.

The Snackbox is one of the first facilities to be completed at Queen Mary’s because work on the new Kidney Treatment Centre, which will be located on the site of the old canteen, has now started. The facilities reflect the quality we are aiming to achieve throughout the development work. You can find out more about our plans for Queen Mary’s Hospital here.

Site owned and managed by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust became the owners of Queen Mary's Hospital on 1 October 2013. Oxleas continues to provide services at the hospital and run the estate for the other NHS organisations providing services there.