Nutrition & Food Services aims to provide patients with high quality, nutritious meals during their hospital stay.
What patients eat – or don’t eat – while they’re in hospital can have a real impact. Research shows almost half of patients are clinically malnourished on admission and those who eat less than 50% of their hospital food are at risk for longer stays and/or readmission.
Three times a day, every day of the year, we provide nourishment to our patients, taking into account more than 40 different dietary considerations and individual food and beverage preferences. Patients complete a preference form on admission and are only given foods they like – there’s no nutrition in a sandwich you don’t eat. Our staff is also trained and knowledgeable about food intolerances and allergies.
We provide a 10-day menu cycle, with our food cooked in Burlodge Carts – our “ovens on wheels.”
Staff serves freshly baked muffins and cookies, freshly made salads and other offerings for approximately 300 patients three times a day in Sarnia and Petrolia.
All patient trays are assembled by Food Service staff, and delivered to patients’ rooms or dining areas.
Meal Service Times
Breakfast is served between 7:40 am and 8:45 am;
Lunch is served between 11:45 am and 12:45 pm; and
Dinner is served between 4:45 pm and 5:45 pm.
Patients’ food and beverage intake is recorded so Registered Dietitians can provide early intervention if a risk of malnutrition is identified.
The Nutrition & Food Services team at Bluewater Health services both hospital locations in Sarnia and Petrolia.
Nutrition & Food Services
Level 1, London Building
Bluewater Health, Sarnia
89 Norman Street
Sarnia, Ontario N7T 6S3
Hours & Contact
Monday to Sunday, 5:30 am to 5:30 pm (Sarnia)
Monday to Sunday, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm (Petrolia)
Telephone: 519-464-4400, Ext. 8232