Meals

Eating well in hospital is an important part of your recovery and can help you to go home sooner.

Our meals services

Patients at our Hospital benefit from Room Service, as it provides the flexibility to order meals when it best suits them. Each meal is prepared fresh to order and delivered within 45 minutes from ordering. Patients will also have the option to pre-order a meal and have it delivered at  
a specific time.
Patients can place meal orders from 6.30am to 7.00pm daily by telephoning a dedicated extension number 3663 where our staff will take your order and guide patients with special food needs through menu choices to ensure good nutrition is maintained. Some patients may require a personal visit from a Food Service Assistant and this can be organised by the nursing staff.

Dietary requirements

If you have any concerns or questions about your nutritional requirements, cultural or religious needs, or if you are having swallowing difficulties, please speak to a member of your health care team.

High risk foods - hospital management

The menus we design and our processes for handling food are all in place to reduce the risk to immune-compromised patients. We purchase and store food according to guidelines set by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand. 

Bringing in food for patients

Families and friends can bring in food for patients if the food is safe and the patient is not on a special diet or experiencing swallowing problems.

Please store any food brought into the hospital in a disposable container, and let the staff know about food you bring so that it can be labelled. Food that is not properly prepared, transported or stored may result in food poisoning, with serious consequences for the patient.

For patients who are on normal diets you can bring:

  • pretzels, potato chips, dry biscuits
  • muesli bars
  • nuts
  • sweet biscuits
  • fresh and dried fruit
  • bread, bread sticks, bagels, unleavened bread.
  • muffins, cakes, scones
  • sweets.

Please do not bring:

  • any food that can spoil if not refrigerated.
  • meat (raw or cooked) or seafood
  • soups, rice and pasta dishes
  • deli products (soft cheeses, meats)
  • salads and other items containing dairy products e.g. potato salad
  • sweets containing custard or cream
  • sandwiches with potentially hazardous fillings e.g. meat, fish, poultry, cheese.