Aberystwyth’s Bronglais Hospital has regained its food hygiene rating of five, after it temporarily dropped to a rating of just two.

Hywel Dda Health Board has admitted that the rating had dropped for a period in August as a result of issues around process, but that there were no concerns over food hygiene or safety.

It had been claimed that the issue had coincided with a new management team put in place six months ago and that equipment was being used that was not suitable, but the health board spokesperson insisted that was not the case and that the problem had been solely related to processes which have now been changed.

Tregaron Hospital’s rating also dropped from five to four, and the health board has said it is working to improve that.

Joe Teape, the board’s deputy chief executive and director of operations, said: “We have worked closely with the local authority to agree and implement an action plan which has resulted in the rating being restored.

“We would like to reassure all visitors, patients and staff that we are committed to providing the highest standards of food hygiene.”