Last week saw a variety of activities at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals to promote and raise awareness of the importance of nutrition and hydration for patients in hospital. Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals joined forces with their catering providers, OCS.
Monday saw a fun evening drink and snack round where some staff dressed in onesies and nightwear to help promote and encourage patients on wards to have a drink and snack in the evening. The group was joined by Trust Chairman Aileen McLeish.
Tuesday saw cheese as the theme of the day. Cheesy Tuesday brought a table display in the main entrance of St Peter’s Hospital of a variety of cheeses where 100 staff and visitors entered into the quiz to identify the cheeses. A bottle of champagne was on offer to the winner of the quiz. The lucky winner was Susanne Davidson from our X-ray department.
A global Guinness World Record attempt took place on Wednesday. Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals joined other Nutrition and Hydration parties around the world for the largest global tea party. The tea party with tea and scones was held in Chaucer ward at Ashford hospital.
Jelly desserts were on offer on Thursday on Maple, Cherry, Oak and Ash wards at St Peter’s Hospital to promote the importance of fluids in food.
A free bottle of water to staff was on offer on Friday at both Ashford Hospital and St Peter’s Hospital.
Specialist Nurse Nutrition Support, Nina Cron said: “This week has been a lot of fun and we hope the patients and staff have enjoyed the activities and learned some useful information about nutrition and hydration. We haven’t heard back about the World Record attempt but we have our fingers crossed! A big thank you to our catering providers, OCS for their support with this week.”