Bringing food into hospital

We have a duty to ensure that any additional foods brought into the hospital are suitable for patients and do not cause them any harm. This will help to prevent or reduce the risk of infection, food poisoning, allergic reactions or interaction with prescribed medications.

Any food that you bring in must be suited to the patient's dietary needs; please check with the staff if you are not sure.

Foods which are suitable to bring into hospital are generally foods which do not need to be refrigerated or reheated.

Sugary and fatty foods should be eaten only in small amounts. To prevent tooth decay, sugary foods and drink should be consumed as part of a meal and avoided between meals.