What's to eat?
When you are staying overnight in hospital, your meals will be provided.
Breakfasts might include scrambled eggs, cereal, fruit or yoghurt. Breakfast is served between 6.50am and 7.30am.
Lunch could be stir-fry and rice or soup followed by jelly and chocolate milk.
Dinner is served around 5pm – 5.30pm. This might be earlier than what you are used to at home, so try not to snack too much in the afternoon. Dinner options include chicken, lasagne or soup served with fruit juice and fruit for dessert.
The way meals are served varies slightly between the hospitals, so best to chat with your nurse about how it will work for you and your hungry tummy!
Sometimes your doctor might give special instructions for what you can and can’t eat.
There are cafeterias at both hospitals where you or your family can also get meals and snacks.
We talked to some of our patients about a very yummy topic – food!
My favourite food in hospital is fairy bread.
If I could serve the kids in hospital anything, I would serve them oranges, watermelon, broccoli, spaghetti and pizza.
My favourite food in hospital is Icy Poles or fruit.
If I could serve the kids in hospital anything, I would serve them chicken and chips with gravy and tomato sauce or wedges with sour cream and sweet chilli sauce.
I don’t have a favourite food in hospital.
If I could serve the kids in hospital anything, I would serve them a Lebanese dish with stuffed vine leaves and fish.