We aim to ensure catering services are delivered across the Trust to meet the diverse needs of our service users, staff and visitors to provide them with quality food, balanced nutrition and appropriate information to help them make informed choices.
We aspire to formulate menus and provide food that supports the provision of therapeutic care and treatment as well as nutritional content.
To produce food to meet the nutritional needs and expectations of our patients, our menus are developed by our professional chefs with input from patients, staff and dietitians.
Your nutritional needs
A balanced diet is essential for health and this is particularly important when you are in hospital as a poor diet can delay recovery. You may be referred to a dietitian if you have additional dietary needs.
Need help with eating?
If you require assistance with eating your meals then please speak to your named nurse and assistance will be provided. You may be referred to a Speech and Language Therapist for advice.
Concerns about nutrition?
If you have any questions or concerns about nutrition whilst in hospital speak to your named nurse. If appropriate they will arrange for a dietitian or someone from the catering department to speak to you.
You will be provided with a variety of hot and cold beverages throughout the day. Snacks are also available in between meals; your named nurse will be able to tell you what is available.
Every day we provide our patients with a multi-choice menu that is delivered to their bedside.