Catering and food for patients on our wards


We are committed to providing high quality food and drink as part of your hospital visit and are constantly working to improve both the range and quality of the food and drink that we offer.

Each day patients will be offered a continental breakfast with tea or coffee, cereal, bread, toast (where available).

For lunch you will be offered a three-course meal, with fruit juice to start, followed by a choice of sandwiches, salad or filled baked potatoes, or a hot meal with vegetables and potatoes. This is followed by a selection of desserts such as trifle, fresh fruit, yogurt, rice pudding, jelly and ice cream or cheese and biscuits.

In the evening we offer a light supper option with homemade soup. Hot meals with vegetables and potatoes or rice are also on offer, plus a cold dessert.

We provide vegetarian alternatives at every mealtime as well as healthier options and meals for those patients that need more calories.

As well as your meals we have a range of drinks and snacks available at all times – including tea, coffee, hot chocolate, squash, bread, cereal and biscuits.

We have developed cafe style menus showing the choices for a full week. These will be available at your bedside or in dining rooms in some of our wards.

Should you have a special dietary need please ensure you named nurse is informed when you are first admitted onto the ward.  This will be displayed above your bed space and the Hostess will be able to offer you meals suitable for your needs. Same will happen should this be recommended by the medical team or referral to a dietitian.

During your stay there will be opportunities to take part if you wish in catering surveys which assists with monitoring standards and future menu planning.

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