Food on a Starship Ward
Menus offering meal choices for patients for the following day are issued in the morning. Meal times are:
- Breakfast - 7:30am - 8:30am
- Lunch - 12:00am - 1:00pm
- Dinner - 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Breakfast is provided for one parent or caregiver staying with their child in hospital. Unless you qualify for a meal voucher (see special circumstances outlined below), you are expected to make your own arrangements for lunch and dinner.
Tea and coffee making facilities are provided. All wards have a microwave, toaster and fridge in the ward kitchen. Some wards have a separate parent kitchen.
Meal Vouchers for parents or caregivers are given in the following circumstances:
- Mothers who are breastfeeding or expressing and staying with their child in Starship
- Caregivers requiring emergency support for first 24 hours of admission
- Where social work assessment has decided there is extreme financial hardship
The vouchers are available from the charge nurse or social worker and may be redeemed at the Auckland City Hospital staff cafeteria.
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