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New Menu for Children's Ward


From today patients on Ward 84 at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital will have more choice on the menu.

This forms part of the new Patient Dining Experience and follows extensive research into what the patients and parents wanted to see improved in the provision of catering on the ward.  We also held several tasting sessions.

Helen Jackson, Ward Manager says: "We have been working with our meal supplier in order to develop a two-week rotating menu that will provide a range of different meals for our patients.

"Many of our patients are dealing with cancer and it is important that they are offered a range of appetising and nutritious food.

"We hope that the new menu, together with other initiatives such as protecting meal times for patients and additional snack rounds will improve the overall dining experience for our patients."

If the new menu and improvements work well it is hoped that this will be implemented across other wards in the hospital.

Sodexo provides a wide range of facilities management services at the Trust, including patient dining.  Sodexo Facilities Matron Yvonne Spencer adds: "Good food is a key aspect of patient care, and we have worked closely with young patients and the ward team to develop a wider choice of tasty meals."