We’ve signed up to support the internationally renowned awareness campaign! We’ll be showing our support with a series of events and workshops for staff and visitors to take part in throughout the week (16th – 22nd March).

Our awareness campaign will include webinars and workshops for staff covering topics such as nasogastric feeding tubes and keeping kidneys healthy.

There will also be plenty for patients and visitors to get involved with at our ‘Come Dine with Me’ events at Queen Mary’s Hospital on Tuesday (17th March) and St George’s Hospital on Thursday (19th March).

St George’s will also be hosting a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party on the paediatric ward, afternoon tea on the senior health wards plus much more throughout the week.

And we’ll also have awareness stands at St George’s on Monday (16th March) and Wednesday (18th March) and Queen Mary’s on Tuesday (17th March) covering dietetic, catering, nursing and hydration awareness.

Nutrition and Hydration week aims to create a global movement to reinforce and focus energy, activity and engagement with regards to nutrition and hydration as part of quality care, experience and safety improvement in health and social care settings.

“It’s a great way to demonstrate and raise awareness of the work we do every day of year with regards to nutrition and hydration within a hospital setting” Anne Cleary, head of nursing – patient experience and quality at St George’s said.

The week is a collaboration between the Hospital Caterers Association, National Association of Care Catering, Patient Safety Domain NHS England and the British Dietetic Association.

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To learn more about Nutrition and Hydration Week or to view the webinars, visit the official website here.