Healthy eating at our hospitals

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Catering Services at Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals provide an average of 3,000 patient meals every day and 750 staff and visitor meals. All meals are freshly cooked and produced within an atmosphere where high standards of hygiene are demanded and are consistently practised.

Inpatient meals

As a patient you are served three meals a day. Patients choose their meal from individual menu cards the evening before. Each menu offers nutritional and tasty food suitable for a range of special and textured diets and portion sizes. Any patients with social or cultural needs will be offered a separate menu. We provide vegetarian, halal, kosher, caribbean and asian vegetarian menus, and we also provide snack boxes for patients who may have missed meals because of treatment and tests or late admissions. Sample menus are available here.

We are committed to Gloucestershire Food Vision and to purchasing local produce wherever this is practical and cost effective.

Catering for Visitors

Each hospital has its own restaurant, which is open to all staff, patients, visitors and general public, where you can enjoy a full range of competitively priced hot meals, salads and snacks, complemented by a range of hot and cold beverages and sandwiches. Healthier options are always available. Vending machines are also available at both hospitals.

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Our staff

Every employee is supported to improve their personal health & wellbeing. We have an entire programme for staff called Better for You

Our patients

With many thousands of admissions and outpatient contacts every year, we are well placed to ensure that every contact counts. 


Our community

We recognise our responsibility to the wider population of Gloucestershire and work with partner organisations to achieve this.. 


How can I be healthier?

Links to some of the best advice out there, including links to the best new health-related apps.