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HSE National Policy

Food, Nutrition and Hydration Policy for Adult Patients in Acute Hospitals

Topic: Adult nutrition and hydration
Document Owner: National acute operations
National Group: Acute hospitals division
Effective From: 01 November 2018
The purpose of this Policy is to provide a national framework for food, nutritional care and hydration provision for adult patients in acute hospitals

The Policy will apply to all staff involved in the provision and delivery of food, fluids and nutritional care for patients. All staff involved in the provision of nutritional care should use the Policy recommendations to review and develop services. It promotes a patient centred approach to delivery of services. It aims to improve the patient’s experience of food and nutritional care in hospital.