Patients at Westmead Hospital will be able to choose from a new range of nutritious and tasty meals after the launch of My Food Choice at the hospital .
My Food Choice provides a more accurate way to deliver meals to patients. It will end the need for spare meals, and reduce wastage.
Under the new system, food services staff will provide each patient with a pictorial menu and take their order just two to four hours before meal time.
Patients will be offered a main menu with 18 choices, including vegetarian options, and a halal menu, with nine hot options like lamb keftas in tomato sauce with rice and vegetables.
Staff will then enter the order on a mobile device and transmit it to the kitchen by Wi-Fi for instant action.
Food services staff will spend more time on the ward, helping patients with their orders and offering a more personalised service.
My Food Choice is already operating at Blacktown, Auburn and Mount Druitt hospitals and has been well-received by staff and patients.
HealthShare NSW is working closely with Westmead Hospital managers and clinicians to ensure My Food Choice meets the needs of the community.
Food services staff are also being trained in the new system and in new IT processes so they can take and fill orders correctly.
Questions? Contact Mathivanan Sakthivel at Mathivanan.firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also watch this new video, which explains the My Food Choice system: http://www.healthshare.nsw.gov.au/services/food-patient