Food Project, Phoenix Park
Promoting Food First model and managing Hospital Clinical Nutrition products, St Mary's Hospital, Phoenix Park, Dublin
The Food Project, Phoenix Park reduces patients' reliance on Oral Nutritional Supplements by improving mealtime practices in St. Mary's Hospital.
How it works
A new system was introduced to make mealtime a much better experience for both patients and residents in St. Mary's Hospital.
This was done with a step-based approach which involved:
- Screening patients at risk of malnutrition
- The introduction of mealtime innovations
- Nutrition training for staff
- The standardisation of dietary documentation
Alongside improving practices, a new ordering system for Oral Nutritional Supplements was designed by a senior dietitian to monitor usage and associated costs.
The success of this project would not have been possible without the enthusiasm and passion displayed by interdepartmental hospital staff for
Led by dieticians, this campaign was a collaborative project including the catering department and ward catering staff, the speech and language therapy department, nursing and nurse practice development, stock department, St. Mary’s hospital and Cherry Orchard hospital,
Impact of this project
The previous system was inefficient,
This project has demonstrated how working