- One recommendation from a report on hospital catering was that catering in hospitals should be treated as the function of a separate department, under the charge of a qualified and experienced caterer, with competent staff. The Fund decided to establish the School of Hospital Catering. Initially this would provide refresher courses for different grades of catering personnel, short courses for other grades of hospital staff, and then longer courses providing basic training to new entrants into hospital catering. This document gives the aims of the School and provides and outline of the courses. Photographs of the School are included.