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Food for thought for Walsall patients

2020-08-14T17:05:44+01:00Friday 14 August 2020|

Partial to potatoes, love lasagne or hate halloumi?

Whatever your mealtime preferences, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust wants to hear about them so that patients on our wards or being supported in our community services get on the road to recovery as soon as possible.

The trust launched its #WalsallFoodFaves survey last month and has heard from hundreds so far – telling us what sort of food would provide a pick me up either for you as a patient, or for your loved ones.

 Ann-Marie Riley, Walsall Healthcare interim Director of Nursing, said: “We know that that around 37% of patients may be at risk of malnutrition when they are admitted to hospital and that about 8% of patients may lose 5% or more of their body weight during their time in a care setting.

“We want to ensure that when people need to stay in our hospital or be supported by our community services that we are offering menu choices that we know they want to eat when they are feeling unwell. This will help us reduce the risk of them becoming malnourished during their stay with us.

We want to design our menu based on what the people of Walsall enjoy most – so please let us know what tickles your taste buds when you’re feeling poorly.”

This consultation closes at the end of August and will lead to new food choices being developed and made available from Spring 2021.

Please complete our survey https://bit.ly/3gM6tum or comment on Walsall Healthcare’s twitter or facebook.

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