Patient catering services
At Velindre, we provide a ward based catering service. Our staff are based on the wards and offer a personal service. This allows us to get to know your individual ‘likes and dislikes’. This helps make your stay as comfortable as possible. No menu cards are necessary as the meal trolley is brought to your bed. You can choose what you like and have as much or as little as you want.
We have 'protected' mealtimes to reduce interruptions during lunch. This allows our patients' to eat lunch in a more relaxed environment. Patients have told us they preferred mealtimes with less distraction. The only people on the wards during these times are medical and catering staff.
The catering supervisor, has specific responsibility for our patient catering services. If you wish to comment about any aspect of this service you should ask to see him in the first instance. He is very approachable and will always try to be of assistance.
Three meals are provided a day.
- Breakfast - choice of cereals, porridge, hot toast, and a cooked breakfast comprising grilled bacon, grilled sausage, scrambled egg, tomatoes and baked beans, and is served between 7.45 and 8.15 am.
- Lunch offers a choice of two hot main meals, salads or sandwiches, and two hot deserts. A vegetarian meal is always available on request. Lunch is served between 12.15 and 12.30 pm.
- Supper is similar to our lunch menu but with cold deserts. A range of cold deserts instead of hot. Jacket potatoes with fillings are available at supper for those patients wanting a lighter meal. Cheese and biscuits are also available.
A choice of light beverages are provided at each meal time and also early morning for those patients who are awake. Further beverage rounds are made during mid morinig, mid afternoon and at 8pm. These rounds also provide sweet biscuits, cake and cheese & biscuits if requested.
If you are on a special diet, please make your requirements known to the duty ward caterer as soon as possible. If you are in any doubt about the service available, you should ask to see the duty supervisor who will do everything possible to assist.