Newcastle Hospitals Food and Drink Strategy for 2022-2027 outlines our ambitions to continuously strive for excellence in the delivery of high quality nutrition and hydration care, recognising the importance of offering healthy, balanced food and drink choices for our patients, visitors, carers, volunteers and staff.
Nutritious food and drink is fundamental to healthy living, providing the energy we require to live, heal and thrive.
Malnutrition and dehydration can be a significant risk for our patients, contributing to extended periods of illness and recovery.
Meeting their nutrition and hydration needs is vital to ensure we can provide truly effective healthcare which supports recovery, optimises health outcomes and enhances their experience whilst in our care.
Supporting the health and wellbeing of our staff and visitors is also a core part of our strategy, ensuring they have access to a range of healthier food and drink choices.
Sustainability is a high Trust priority and as a major purchaser and provider of food and catering services we have a responsibility and opportunity to contribute to the ‘Zero Carbon Care’ targets set by the Trust.
Our aim is to deliver this nutrition and hydration care in an increasingly sustainable and responsible way.
This Food and Drink Strategy outlines how we intend to deliver our ambitions.Newcastle Hospitals Food and Drink Strategy 2022-2027