Hospital food put to the test

RGH Consultant Physician and Nephrologist Dr Angela Graves, Catering Coordinator Bronwyn Harris and student nurse Ni Perry taste the hospital food
RGH Consultant Physician and Nephrologist Dr Angela Graves, A/Catering Coordinator Bronwyn Harris and student nurse Ni Perry at the taste test
October 21, 2016

The quality and taste of food provided to patients at Rockingham General Hospital (RGH) was recently put to the test by staff.

RGH A/Catering Coordinator Patient Support Services Bronwyn Harris said the monthly taste tests ensures menu items are regularly evaluated with unpopular meal options being replaced.

“Reviews from these tasting sessions also help guide the Pre-prepared Food Committee and dietitians to determine which food items are unsuitable for patients and should be replaced,” Bronwyn said.

“This is part of our commitment to ensure patients receive food choices that not only meet nutritional standards to aid in their recovery but also taste and look good.”

Taste testers review the presentation and taste of food items and learn from dietitians and speech pathologists about normal and modified diets.