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  • Eating well and drinking plenty of water is important to your health and recovery.
  • Most hospitals have a menu system. To choose your daily meals, fill out your menu on time and ask staff if you need any help.
  • Tell staff if you have any eating problems, such as swallowing difficulties.
  • If you have special dietary requirements make sure you communicate these to the staff looking after you so that the food supplied is suitable for you.
  • Before having food brought in from outside the hospital, check with the nurse looking after you, because there are food safety rules in hospitals.
  • If you are worried about your diet, ask to see a dietitian, as they can help you reach and keep a healthy weight.
  • The food brought to you in hospital will be healthy and nutritious.

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Reviewed on: 28-02-2022