When re-planning the hospital feeding service, staff should not be forgotten. It is often inadequate to their requirements, as many of them are still growing.
With the growing scarcity of domestic workers, a cafeteria service seems to be the indicated solution. It has been objected that this obliges tired nurses and others to stand in queues when they should be resting. But if a quick passing-through service is efficiently organised, staff should have more time to consume food than if they sat waiting at tables. Or the consumer could collect the first course and receive the second from a waitress, who could afterwards clear away the dishes.
An additional advantage is that a greater choice of dishes can be provided, which has an educative value for young people.
Perhaps the chief disadvantage is that it is noisy, but this could be minimised by rubber flooring and by washing up dishes elsewhere.