At NHSGGC we’re committed to providing high quality food and drink as part of your hospital visit. We constantly work to improve the range and quality of the food and drink that you will be provided with.
Mealtimes are an important part of the daily routine and this means, as far as possible, non-essential activity is stopped during this time.
At home, people often eat in the presence of a family member and that should be no different in hospital. Your visitor is welcome to stay with you at mealtimes.
Breakfast times are approximately: 7.30am – 8.30am
You will be offered a continental breakfast with tea or coffee, cereal, bread, toast (where available) and rolls.
Lunch times are approximately: 12.00pm – 1.00pm.
Your lunch consists of three courses:
- To start: homemade soup or fruit juice
- To follow: A choice of sandwiches, salad or filled baked potatoes or a hot meal with vegetables and potatoes.
- For dessert: trifle, fresh fruit, yogurt, rice pudding, jelly and ice cream or cheese and biscuits.
Dinner is served from 5.00pm – 6.00pm approximately.
You will be offered a choice of hot meals with vegetables and potatoes or rice plus either a hot or cold dessert.
At each mealtime there will always be a meal option for vegetarians, a healthier option and choice for those who need more calories.
As well as your meals we have a range of drinks and snacks available at all times. This includes tea, coffee, hot chocolate, squash, bread, cereal and biscuits.
We have a cafe style menu showing your choices for the full week. Menus are available either at your bedside or in dining rooms in some of our wards.
A range of alternative menus are also available, on request, for the following diets:
- Gluten free
- Food allergies
- Low Fibre/Low residue
- Low potassium/No added salt
It is important that you try to eat and drink as normal if you can while you are in hospital. If you have special dietary requirements we are unaware of please speak to a member of ward staff.