Patient catering services

Patient catering and nutritional therapy services are provided by HUS Support services.

What we eat can significantly contribute to our well-being. Food and nutrition play an even greater role when you are unwell. HUS Support services offers five meals a day ― breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner and evening snack ―all nutritionally designed to support your recovery. A weekly menu is posted on the ward’s bulletin board and on website.
 
Patient catering service menus will be renewed on May 1, 2017, and from that day onwards the menus can be viewed by clicking the links on the right side of this page. The new menus show the food that is to be served, and additionally give information on the nutritional values and ingredients in the meals. The current week's menu and the following week's menu are viewable on the web site. In addition to the adults’ basic diet menus, also the vegetarian menus and children's menus are available.
 
The total energy content of the daily meals is approximately 1800 calories (7.5 MJ), which fulfils the whole day’s nutritional needs. The menus are prepared in accordance with the hospital food recommendations. The key thing is to ensure food is tasty and nutritionally balanced, but attention is also paid to the amount of fat and salt, and the type of fat used.  HUS Support services uses tried and tested recipes and safe ingredients to ensure a consistently high quality of food.
 

Special diets

 
The basic menu is designed to suit a range of tastes and dietary requirements. In addition to the basic menu, HUS Support services also designs special diets for customers with special needs. In some conditions, such as celiac disease, the right diet is the only treatment. HUS Support services can cater to highly demanding dietary requirements, for example, for patients suffering from cancer, kidney disorders or anorexia, as well as child patients.

A doctor can refer patients to a nutritional therapist for personal nutritional counselling, if necessary.