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Re-launch of protected mealtimes initiative in Portiuncula University Hospital

The protective mealtimes initiative has been relaunched in Portiuncula University Hospital, the aim of protected mealtimes is to help patients get the most from their meals. This is one of a number of initiatives being rolled out in PUH to improve quality patient care. An uninterrupted ward environment, presentation, timing and nutritional content of food are really important for a patient's recovery. During protected mealtimes; breakfast (8.00 to 8.30), lunch (12.45 to 1.30) and tea (5.00 to 5.30)  all non-urgent activities stop on the ward. This is to prevent unnecessary interruptions to mealtimes and enables staff to assist patients with their meals. Please be assured that all essential and urgent care needs will be met.  Visiting is restricted unless prior arrangements is made with the nursing staff to assist with feeding.

For more information download the patient information leaflet. 

Patient Information Leaflet: Protected Mealtimes in PUH 

Photo: From Left to Right, Dietitian Manager - Maeve Holmes, Senior HCA - Frances Cannon, PALS Coordinator - Sharon Donoghue, Medical DIV.N.Manager - Maura O’Connell, Senior Paediatric Dietitian - Eilish Barrett, General Manager James Keane and DON Mary Mahon

The article above is specific to the following Saolta hospitals:: 
Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH)