Nutrition and Hydration Week 2019

Nutrition and hydration week has been taking place every year since March 2002 and organizations all over the world take part in the annual event.

Its purpose is to bring people together to create energy, focus and fun in order to highlight and educate people on the value of food and drink in maintain health and wellbeing in health and social care.

Blackpool teaching hospitals have been a part of this celebration year in year out and this has been one of our best years yet. Teams across the hospital played their own part holding various events and providing information throughout the week.

News on the Mezzanine

On Wednesday we saw the Dietetics Team take to the stands at the grand round and on the mezzanine promoting the importance of nutritional support on the wards and taking a food first approach when encouraging patient with oral intake—we had a great response from the medics and ward staff.

 

Tea and Cake on Ward 35

On Thursday we saw ward 35 host a tea party for the patients on the ward, patients enjoyed some tea and cake at the table as did those who were unable to sit out of bed. Ward Manager Gail explained the ward try to encourage patients to sit out at the table as much as they can but today was an excellent day to have a tea party.

Did you take on the ward challenge?

The Dietitian Team set a challenge for the hospital wards to create the best focus board  promoting the importance of nutrition and hydration on the wards. There was a fantastic hamper up for grabs for the winner provided by our fantastic reps. We had a tremendous response with 19 wards taking part in the challenge. The standard of entries was high and a lot of competition and hard work had gone into the boards. All boards faced the judges but there could only be one winner. Congratulations to ward 25 who produced a fantastic display around nutritional support and awareness of malnutrition on the wards. Further congratulations to ward 35 who came runners up—another excellent display.

 

 

 

Thank you to all staff and teams for taking part in Nutrition and Hydration Week 2019—See you next year!