Patient feedback put on hospital menu

Fremantle Hospital catering supervisor Paul Kenyon, food consultant Verity James, Pierre Moore and Fremantle Hospital community |advisory council chairwoman Lyn Williamson.
Fremantle Hospital catering supervisor Paul Kenyon, food consultant Verity James, Pierre Moore and Fremantle Hospital community |advisory council chairwoman Lyn Williamson.

Under the new system launched last week, Fremantle Hospital�s menu will include grilled fish in tomato and coriander sauce, thai beef salad and vegetable and bean korma with rice, among other options.

Health Minister Kim Hames said food quality and taste would be evaluated regularly, with unpopular meals to be scrapped.

�Hospital food has, quite rightly in many cases, earned its bad reputation but it doesn�t have to be like that,� he said.

�After two years of careful evaluation and planning, we have looked at catering with a more system-wide view and the belief that food offerings in our State Government hospitals can and should be fresh, high-quality and full of flavour.�

Fremantle Hospital catering manager Pierre Moore said he was excited about the new menu, even with the new review system.

�We�re really proud of the menu we have put together for patients,� he said.

Royal Perth, Sir Charles Gairdner, King Edward Memorial and Rockingham General hospitals are also part of the program.