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Food and drink provide a vital contribution for people recovering from illness and for those at risk of malnutrition.

Ashford and St Peter’s marked the week by celebrating nutrition and hydration initiatives, looking at best practice and involving non-clinical staff in various events across our hospitals.

Nina Cron, Specialist Nurse Nutrition Support, said: ‘Food and drink are important parts of our daily lives and we use them to connect and celebrate. Joining patients on the ward encouraging and assisting people to eat and drink makes a big difference to their day. Our mealtime volunteer initiative, led by Chief Executive Andrew Liles, does just this; a group of non-clinical staff, who don’t normally work on the wards, regularly help give out meals to patients and assist them with their eating.

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