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HSE National Policy

Food, Nutrition and Hydration Policy for Adult Accessing Disability Services

Topic: Adult disability nutritional care
Document Owner: Clinical design & innovation - national clinical programme for people with disability
National Group: National clinical programme for people with disability (ncppd)
Effective From: 01 January 2020
The purpose of this HSE national policy is to improve the quality and safety of nutritional care for adults accessing disability services.

This HSE national policy will apply to all staff HSE and HSE funded services providing disability services and involved in the provision and delivery of food, fluids and nutritional care in residential and day services for adults with a disability, including designated residential centres (congregated) and decongregated settings. This policy applies to adults with a physical, sensory or intellectual disability and/or autism, and adults with an acquired brain injury.