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The RCH provides basic breakfast supplies to parent lounges for parents who stay overnight with their child. You will find tea and coffee making facilities in
The Family Hub.
There are a number of food outlets at The RCH, including cafes and food court style eateries. All off these are on the ground floor, where you can also find a convenience store and supermarket. Vending machines are located on all levels of the hospital except the ground floor.
Families are welcome to bring their own food and drinks. These can be stored in Parent Lounge fridges (inpatient families) or in the Family Hub (for outpatient families). Please leave large or sharp kitchen knives at home (we can provide these if needed).
RCH has very strict policies and guidelines regarding food brought in to the hospital from home.
These guidelines apply for food consumed by visitors, and for food consumed by patients. Information is displayed in ward pantries and parent lounges.
We kindly ask all families to carefully follow these guidelines and to use the food label stickers provided.
Food brought into RCH from external sources for consumption by patients
Food brought into RCH from external sources for consumption by parents and carers
Food Storage Guidelines for Patient Consumption
Food Storage Guidelines for Parent and Carer Consumption
Food Safety Policy does not allow the use of pureed or blenderised food for enteral feeding during inpatient admissions.
Food, Formula and Enteral feed preparation – Food Safety Policy.