Factsheet on Food and Nutrition in NSW Hospitals


To provide introductory information for patients and their carers about food and nutrition care in NSW hospitals.


Benefits include clear information for consumers on food and nutrition care provided in hospital.


Clinicians, consumers and food service professionals within the ACI Nutrition Network have developed this factsheet.

It explains the importance of good nutrition in hospital, what patients can expect during their stay, how they are supported with special diets and related assistance, and who to speak to if they have any questions or concerns.

The factsheet supports the NSW  Health policy directive for Nutrition Care (PD2011_78).


The resource was piloted in six different sites during 2012 to obtain feedback from patients, carers and staff.

The factsheet is available on the ACI website. It has been translated into seven different languages. LHDs can order printed copies in bulk via the electronic Print on Demand (ePOD) system.


HealthShare  NSW

Key Dates

Pilot Sites

Murrumbidgee Local Health DistrictWagga Wagga Base Hospital
South Western Sydney Local Health DistrictFairfield Hospital
Sydney Children's Hospital NetworkSydney Children's Hospital
Sydney Local Health DistrictRoyal Prince Alfred Hospital
Balmain Hospital
Western NSW Local Health DistrictOrange Health Service

Implementation Sites


The factsheet will be reviewed in 2015/2016 to ensure it includes up-to-date information and advice.

Evaluation will include feedback from clinicians and consumers.

Related Initiatives

Further Details

The factsheet is available on the ACI website: http://www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/resources/nutrition

Order copies through the NSW Health Stream ordering system. More information is available from the HealthShare intranet: http://intranet.hss.health.nsw.gov.au/about/healthshare/operations/sfmc/2



Tanya Hazlewood
Manager, Nutrition Network
02 9464 4635

Chris Shipway
Director, Primary Care and Chronic Services
02 9464 4603

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Tanya Hazlewood
Manager, Nutrition Network
02 9464 4635