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Celebrating Nutrition and Hydration Week at Weldmar Hospicecare

Expect a lot of tasty treats this week!

Every year, Nutrition and Hydration Week aims to highlight the importance of maintaining the health and well-being of people all around the globe through nutrition and hydration.

To celebrate this week, Weldmar Hospicecares catering team are preparing a variety of events and tasters for each day, all of which are open to patients, relatives and staff. We’ve kicked the week off with a self-serve Breakfast Bar at both our In-Patient Unit and at Trimar House, with a delicious selection of Cereals, Fruits, Pastries and Breads.

Still to come this week are:

Tasty Treat Tuesday Tuesday will focus on Healthy Vegan and Gluten Free Treats at our In-Patient Unit and for our patients visiting Day Services.

Global Tea Party – The highlight of Nutrition and Hydration week, organisations are encouraged to host a tea party on Wednesday! A selection of Afternoon Tea will be available for our patients, their families and staff to enjoy at The Orangery and for patients at our Day Services.

Thirsty Thursday – Thursday is all about hydration! Delicious smoothies and fruit punches are today’s treats for those at our In-Patient Unit and at Trimar House.

Free Fruit Friday – We wrap up the week with refreshing Fruity Treats of Fruit Platters, Fruity Bars and Fruit Kebabs at our In-Patient Unit and Day Services.

Nutrition and Hydration week isn’t just about enjoying all the tasty treats though! Sam White, our Chef Team Manager at Weldmar Hospicecare, explains how vital good nutrition and hydration is for our patients well-being:

“It’s hugely important, it’s what keeps you going. So much of our physical and mental well-being is impacted by what we eat and drink, so we want to encourage patients and their families to continue to eat nutritious meals while they are in our care.”

As well as nutritious food and drink, Nutrition and Hydration week promotes Protected Meal Times.

“Protected Meal Times are aimed at providing an ‘interruption free’ time for the patients to be able to focus on their meal” explains Sam.

For example, between 12:30pm and 1:15pm, the doctors and clinicians are asked to avoid doing their assessments unless necessary so that patients can have their meal time. Patients can then spend the time enjoying their meal.

Nutrition and Hydration Week is an annual international event,  from the 16th to the 22nd March 2020.

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