Bringing food from home

Bringing in food from home is a lovely way to show a patient that you care for them. Whether it be culturally appropriate food, snacks, or their favourite family meal this can assist the patient to increase their food intake and lift their spirits.

It is important that food brought in for patients has been prepared, transported, stored and reheated safely to prevent food poisoning. When people are in hospital their immune system is lowered and they are at a higher risk of getting food poisoning.

To find out more information about bringing food from home, download the patient information brochure: