What food is offered and can I bring my own?
If you are admitted
We provide healthy and nourishing meals from a number of diverse cuisines. Meals are carefully chosen to ensure quality of the highest standard and to ensure that they meet therapeutic and religious dietary requirements. If you have any special dietary requirements please advise nursing staff on your admission. Dietitians are available for consultation and advice.
Meal time is an important part of care and treatment for our patients. At mealtimes, the ward activities are focussed on the service of food, and providing patients with support, assistance and encouragement to consume meals.
Nutrition and healing
Receiving adequate nutrition is an important part of healing and recovery. Your nurse will weigh you on admission, then at least once per week and will refer you to a Dietitian if required.
Please let your nurse know if you:
- have lost weight recently without trying
- need assistance with filling out your menu
- need assistance opening packeted food or with eating
- are eating poorly
Bringing food into hospital
While all meals are provided, some patients ask whether they can bring in their own food. Please note we do not accept responsibility for food prepared externally and provided to patients by visitors. When food is not properly prepared, transported or stored, there is a risk of food poisoning. Visitors who wish to bring in food for patients should read our factsheet Bringing food into hospital