Food Services

Food Services is responsible for the production and distribution of meals and snacks to patients, residents and clients throughout hospitals, health centres and long term care homes at Western Health.

Patients receive 3 hot meals daily, all of which are produced in house by journeyman cooks. All menus are based on Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating. Snacks and nourishments are available and may be requested for specific diets. Allergies and special modifications are communicated to the kitchen upon admission to a facility. Special diets may be ordered by a physician or registered dietitian, based on the medical condition of the patient or resident.  

The largest site, Western Memorial Regional Hospital, offers a menu for patients to select their choice of meal. Menu selections are made one day ahead.

Residents and/or family members at our Long Term Care centers have input into menus through Resident Council Meetings. Special menu items offered include traditional Newfoundland entrees such as jigs dinner and fisherman's brewis.

Cafeteria Services

Cafeteria services are offered at all sites in Western Health. Patients, residents, visitors and staff are welcome to enjoy for purchase homemade hot meals, soup, sandwiches, fruit, muffins, snacks and hot and cold beverages at our cafeterias. Western Health is pleased to offer a wide variety  of healthy food options at all cafeterias in the region.

Hours of operation by site:

 

Western Memorial Regional Hospital: 7am - 6:30 pm Monday - Friday;  9:15am - 6:30 pm  Saturday & Sunday

Corner Brook Long Term Care: 8:30am - 2 pm, 2:30 - 3:15 pm  &  5pm - 6pm  Monday - Sunday

Bay St. George Long Term Care: 10am - 5:30pm  Monday - Sunday

Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital: 9am- 2pm Monday - Friday

Calder Health Center: 9:30am -10:30am, 12pm - 1pm,   2pm - 3pm, & 5pm - 6pm Monday - Sunday

LeGrow Health Center: 9am - 3pm Monday - Sunday

Bonne Bay Health Center: 7:30am - 6pm Monday - Sunday, closed 6:30 - 7pm  

Rufus Guinchard Health Center: 1000-1830 Monday - Sunday, closed 4:30pm - 5pm

 

Vending Services

Vending services are available at most sites throughout the region. Vending services include milk, water, juice, pop, as well as snack items such as cereal bars, baked potato chips, and fruit. Western Memorial Regional Hospital and Corner Brook Long Term Care Home  offer refrigerated snack vending services including sandwiches, wraps and cold salad plates. Vending machines at these sites are located next to the cafeteria.  

 

Clinical Nutrition

 

Good nutrition is important to maintaining a healthy body and reducing the risk of chronic disease. Whether helping a client cope with diabetes, cancer or heart disease; recovering from surgery; or making sure foods served in hospitals are safe and healthy; dietitians have the skills and expertise that make the difference.  

Western Health offers dietitian services to all residents of Western Newfoundland in hospital, long term care and outpatient settings.   Clinical Dietitians can help improve nutritional knowledge and practices through assessment and education, enhance quality of life and assist individuals to achieve good health.  

The service is delivered by dietitians in various locations across the region including:

  • Calder Health Centre, Burgeo
  • Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Corner Brook
  • Corner Brook Long Term Care Home
  • Protective Community Residences, Corner Brook
  • Western Memorial  Clinic, Corner Brook
  • Bonne Bay Health Centre
  • Deer Lake Medical Clinic
  • LeGrow Health Centre, Port aux Basques
  • Rufus Guinchard Health Centre, Port Saunders
  • Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital, Stephenville
  • Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre, Stephenville Crossing

A referral from your physican or health care professional is required to access this service.   For more information about nutrition and your health see:

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/index-eng.php

www.dietitians.ca