Nutrition and Hydration Week 2014

The story of Nutrition and Hydration Week 2014

 

Nutrition and Hydration Week 2014 Webinars

During Nutrition and Hydration Week 2014 we held a series of online Webinar sessions on a variety of nutrition and hydration topic and hosted by experts.

You can still listen and/or download the slides from these free of charge information sessions.

Monday 17th March, 0900-1000 | Watch recording | Download slides
‘Understanding safe placement of nasogastric feeding tubes’
Hosted by: Andrea Cartwright and Barbara Dovaston (National Nurses Nutrition Group)

Tuesday 18th March, 0900-1000 | Download slides
‘Keeping kidneys healthy’
Hosted by: Dr Richard Fluck, National Clinical Director (Renal), NHS England

Wednesday 19th March, 0900-1000 | Watch recording | Request slides
‘Can a simple tool be used to identify and treat behavioural feeding difficulties in people with dementia?’
Hosted by: Lee Martin, Registered Dietitian & Researcher

Thursday 20th March, 0900-1000 | Watch recording | Download slides
‘Digital Health: the future for delivering nutritional care’
Hosted by: Rachel Masters, Senior Specialist Dietitian, County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust

 Video: Health Call Undernutrition Service

 

 

Events from Nutrition and Hydration Week 2014

Other local activities that took place during NHW2014

  • Shrewbury and Telford Hospital:
    • Launch of ‘Feeding Buddies’- press release, local newspaper and radio coverage, display stansd promoting Role of the Feeding Buddies and showcase of the training DVD
    • Visual display and food tasting of texture modified meals
    • Come Dine with Me with CEO, Chairman and other non-exec and executive directors
  • Ipswich Hospital:
    • Linking in with sister hospital in Mozambique to share best practice ideas and awareness of nutrition and hydration on a genuinely global scale
    • Simultaneous afternoon tea party with sister hospital in Mozambique
    • Food wasted audit by using blue crockery on main dementia ward and compare plate wastage over a two week period to establish how much extra food is eaten over the standard NHS white plate
  • 5 Boroughs Partnership Trust
    • Dietetics, Speech & Language, Matron’s and Catering Managers to follow the food and drink from our catering department to the patient at ward level on all localities
    • Catering audit with the dietitian, following the journey of a food trolley from the kitchen to the ward, highlighting any obstacles and areas for improvement to ensure  a seamless hospital food service
  • The Horder Centre:
    • Promoting and awareness raising of Protected Mealtimes
    • Afternoon tea party with scones made by and served to patients by the local primary school children
  • Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust:
    • Poster competition with theme of highlighting good nutritional practice
    • Afternoon tea on all wards for patients and visitors on March 19th
  • Pennine Acute Trust:
    • Catering manager, one nurse and one dietician to follow one meal from kitchen to patient and observe and record all barriers and examples of good practice
    • Meal Service Monday with Chief Executive and other senior execs
    • Protected Meal Times – Visit wards and reiterate the importance of protected meal times and 3 different coloured lid systems on water jugs to identify fresh water being supplied throughout the day
  • 5 Boroughs Partnership Trust:
    • Dietetics, Speech & Language, Matron’s and Catering Managers to follow the food and drink from our catering department to the patient at ward level on all localities
    • Catering audit with the dietitian, following the journey of a food trolley from the kitchen to the ward, highlighting any obstacles and areas for improvement to ensure  a seamless hospital food service
  • North Tees & Hartlepool Foundation Trust:
    • Meal Service Monday – Chief Executive and other execs helping serve patient meals
    • Tasting Tuesday – patient meal tasting in hospital main entrance
    • Bake of Thursday – ward vs ward baking competition
  • Pennine Acute Trust:
    • Catering manager, one nurse and one dietician to follow one meal from kitchen to patient and observe and record all barriers and examples of good practice
    • Meal Service Monday with Chief Executive and other senior execs
    • Protected Meal Times – Visit wards and reiterate the importance of protected meal times and 3 different coloured lid systems on water jugs to identify fresh water being supplied throughout the day
  • Quantum Care:
    • Sausage tasting across all homes to choose and name the “Quantum Sausage” as voted for by their residents
    • Quantum cocktail or Smoothie competition open to all staff
    • Residents & Q Club cake competition
  • Brake Bros Ltd:
    • High tea event in Covent Garden to raise money for Motor Neuron Disease and Dementia UK
    • Sales Team awareness raising with customers on the 10 Key Characteristics for Good Nutritional Care
    • Online Training- Introduction to Eating and Drinking Well in the Healthcare
    • Tetley sponsored tea party
  • Heart of England Trust:
    • Daily ward visits by Exec and Non-exec teams
    • Daily fluid chart check audits
    • ‘Come dine with me’ events
    • ‘Let’s do lunch’ promotion all week
    • Nutrition and hydration will be promoted as part of a Heart of England project ‘Eat, Drink, Move’. Led by Therapy, nursing and catering staff, ‘Eat Drink Move’ is a new approach to continue to promote good nutrition and hydration while also adding a focus on increased mobility, all fundamental to increasing recovery and promoting harm free care
  • Royal Derby Hospital:
    • ‘Alice in Wonderland’ themed team party to promote calorie uptake for vulnerable patients
    • Displays of snacks for hospital visitors
  • Nottingham University Hospitals:
    • Clinical staff and local catering college students to help out at mealtimes
    • Cream tea parties and dietetic learning sessions
  • University Hospital of North Staffordshire:
    • Exec team and Non-Exec Directors doing snack and beverage rounds
    • Developing pocket guides to increase accuracy with fluid balance
  • Leeds Teaching Hospital
    • Food tasting sessions and fancy dress session at the children’s hospital
    • Posters, quizzes and promotional screensavers
    • Article in hospital newsletter and external media activity
  • Birmingham Community Healthcare:
    • Large staff education programme in a ‘speed dating’ format
    • Two ‘Come dine with me’ events for staff, patients and families
  • Plans for Nutrition and Hydration Week 2014 from India:
    • Awareness program at Local TV
    • Social media promotion, including blogs, Facebook and Twitter
    • Local Magazine Newsletter and Article
    • Care home to distribute food Via ‘GuiRes Healthcare private Limited’ as a sponsor
  • Amberley Hall Care Home, Kings Lynn, Norfolk:
    • Linking up via Skype with a care home in Barrie, Ontaro Canada to share NHWeek food and drink ideas during the week with residents there. Hope is to continue this on a regular basis
    • Teaming up with our local Tesco & Dobbies superstores, who are sending some of their team members to demo food and drink products, also some different growing methods for our residents garden
    • ‘Elvis’ themed tea party with music and costumes
  • Poole Hospital NHS Trust:
    • Hydration Quiz open to staff, visitors and patients
    • ‘How do you measure up’ activity looking at colour of urine and hydration
    • ANT’s (Agents for Nutrition, Tissue Viability and Safety) have all been encouraged to pledge their ward support for Nutrition and Hydration awareness week by focusing on an area that needs improvement in their clinical area. This will be supported by a display board at ward level. The ward with the best ‘Promotion’ will be awarded a prize. This prize has kindly been supplied by Nutricia
  • Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre:
    • Tuesday will be H2O day raising funds for water aid and also giving out information on how important water is to us all
    • Throughout the week there a collection container for staff to donate to the Bristol food bank
    • A health check corner throughout the week, checking visitors and relatives  B/P, weigh, height and BMI
  • Fullwood Hall Hospital:
    • Cake stall
    • Patient tray mats containing nutrition and hydration information
    • Information slide show in reception
  • Compass Group UK / Whiteoaks:
    • Launch of their ‘Oranka Hydration Concept’ across their estate in time for National Nutrition & Hydration Week
  • Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust:
    • Big Bradford Backing competition
    • Staff tours for kitchens of the Bradford Royal Infirmary
    • Patient meal tasting in the main entrance of Bradford Royal Infirmary
  • Torfaen County Borough Council:
    • Local, pilot event in order to showcase the new Unified Menu Planning Project Database to local care homes and wider community groups
    • British Dietetic Association Dietitian’s week event in order to promote the BDA’s ‘Trust a Dietitian’ campaign and the Care Home Project. Mark Drakeford (AM) Health Minister for Wales in attendance
  • Borovere – Greensleeves Home Trust:
    • Cheese and fruit tasting sessions for residents
    • Great British (Borovere) Bake Off
    • A nutrition awareness talk with smoothie sampling
  • Medirest and WhiteOaks:
    • Across WhiteOaks they will be hosting afternoon tea events for about 2000 care home residents and our WhiteOaks unit managers have participated in additional nutrition and hydration training
    • The Medirest team are planning a tea party at King’s College Hospital where they will provide afternoon tea to all inpatients and hold an afternoon tea event in the Spice of Life Restaurant for staff and visitors. On Monday 17 March they will be also be providing every patient with a bottle of water during the afternoon to promote hydration. Then, on Friday 21 March, they are holding ‘Fresh Fruit Friday’ and will be providing fruit to all inpatients during the afternoon
    • Medirest teams at the following hospitals are organising special afternoon tea events on various wards to mark the week: Newham Gateway Surgical Centre, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, St James’ Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary, Southampton General Hospital, Watford General Hospital, Homerton Hospital, Whiston and St Helen’s Hospital and Kingsmill Hospital
  • Mills Meadow Care Home Framlingham:
    • St Patricks Day Irish Feast & Music in the bar. With ‘neaps&tatties’, Guiness and BaileysStaff add their favourite Holiday Food to the map + Smoothie Making & Tasting
    • Framlingham College Students add their favourite Holiday Food to the map + Dress up and have a Vintage Tea Party with residents
    • Round the World Buffet Tea in the Bar with votes for the favourite dish
    • Sports Day – Exercise with Hydration promotion day
    • ‘Active Living’ Promotion Day – promoting and enabling residents to be active in their choices and access regarding eating and drinking
    • Traditional Sunday Roast for Lunch.  Sandwiches with songs of praise/movie at teatime with drinks available from the bar
  • Village on the Isle – Florida:
  • “Hi to all of you in the UK.
    Plans are moving fast now, we have the whole campus a buzz with our plans, we have picked up fancy tea cups for everyone and our food supplier sent us many tasty teas to try.  Our event will be on our face-book page and the media will be here covering our event”

 

  • Stafford & Cannock Chase Hospitals:
    • Lunch with the Chief Executive Officer – serving a patients meal to the CEO and an executive Director.
    • Two display stands in the Trust to promote the work done in the catering dept in joint partnership with the dietetic dept
    • Nutrition & hydration themed quiz for customers and staff to take part in
  • Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust:
    • On Tuesday 18th March 2014, in collaboration with the Patient Safety Express Team, we will be holding an all-day ‘speed-dating’ style information event for BCHC staff at the Pavilion in Perry Barr to educate staff around nutrition and hydration and the 4 harms
    • On Thursday 20st March 2014, there will be an information ‘trolley dash’ around the wards at MHH.  In the past the Trolley Dash concept has been useful for delivering concise messages about key areas of practice to both staff & patients. It involves taking a shopping trolley full of information packs, pens, post-it notes, and wrapped sweets to make it more memorable. Whilst on the ward, we will spend about 5 minutes at the nurses station going through our key area
  • Dorset Libraries:
    • Christchurch library has a coffee morning on Wednesday 19th March (10.30 – 12 noon.) to encourage healthy eating and inform the public about local organisations who can offer advice and support.
    • Lytchett Matravers Library & The Friends of Lytchett Library present Tea Time with ‘Friends’ with Nutrition, diet and recipe ideas from Nutritional Therapist Lesley O’Sullivan, Tuesday 18th March 2.30pm – 4pm
    • Shaftesbury Library have a Nutrition and Hydration Coffee morning as part of their regular Tuesday Treat sessions on 18th March, 10.30 – 12 noon.
    • Swanage library are celebrating with a promotion of library service and activities, especially the home library service, Wayfinders and Volunteering Dorset, on Wednesday 19th March (10.30 – 12 noon.)Friends of Upton Library are holding their coffee morning in aid of the N&H week : Wednesday 19th March (10.30 – 12 noon.)
    • Verwood library are holding a coffee mooring to promote Dorset For You health links (Dorset County Council) on Thursday 20th March 10.oo am – 12.30 pm and afternoon tea at 2.00pm – 4pm.
    • West Moors library are hosting Afternoon Tea on Tuesday 18th March 2.30-pm – 3.30pm
  • Bishop Auckland Hospital:
    • Daily nutrition and hydration quizzes in the restaurant
    • Bingo, prizes and afternoon tea with rehabilitation patients
    • Display stands promoting nutrition and hydration
  • Bishop Auckland Hospital:
    • Daily nutrition and hydration quizzes in the restaurant
    • Bingo, prizes and afternoon tea with rehabilitation patients
    • Display stands promoting nutrition and hydration
  • East Ham Care Centre:
    • East Ham Care Centre at Shrewsbury the Catering Department who work for Property Services Limited have taken the weeks pledges and have made their own objectives for the week and Mary the Catering Manager has put together a few ideas for the whole week. These are our pledges, and that what we offer to our Patients at our Centre by demonstrating and sharing Nutrition and Hydration is a best practice and by illustrating how to make changes in eating and drinking can improve the quality of life .We are promoting good hydration and good messages with the organisation in the community to the wider general public. Posters and Banners will be placed on the wards and in the Staff Canteen about Nutrition and Hydration week. The Patients relatives will be updated and they can get involved in tasting
  • New Park House Care Home:
    • Families, friends and neighbours from the community are all invited to join residents for tea, home-made cakes, games, quizzes, raffles and fun
    • Exotic fruit-tasting, fruit quizzes, Caribbean fancy-dress, music and fun! Freshly-made fruit smoothies and fruity milkshakes will be shared with residents and will also be on sale to staff and visitors with all proceeds going to the residents’ Activities and Entertainments Fund

 

  • New Park House Care Home:
    • Families, friends and neighbours from the community are all invited to join residents for tea, home-made cakes, games, quizzes, raffles and fun
    • Exotic fruit-tasting, fruit quizzes, Caribbean fancy-dress, music and fun! Freshly-made fruit smoothies and fruity milkshakes will be shared with residents and will also be on sale to staff and visitors with all proceeds going to the residents’ Activities and Entertainments Fund
  • NHS England Midlands and East:
    • Colleagues from the NHS England Midlands and East Patient Experience Team will be holding afternoon tea at Victoria House, Cambridge
  • Cardiff and Vale University Health Board:
    • The Nutrition and Dietetic Department will be showcasing a variety of nutritional topics across the UHB every day from the 17th March – 21st March 2014. Each topic will highlight the importance of nutrition and hydration both in the hospital environment and community setting. Leaflets, handouts and a raffle with a chance to win a hamper will be on offer throughout the week
    • Afternoon Tea will be served on a selection of adult wards throughout the UHB. The afternoon tea will encompass the daily afternoon tea trolley round. Patients will be offered a choice of drink – including hot/cold beverages and a choice of sandwiches, biscuits, cakes and scones

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