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    Hoping for some feedback on visitors bringing in home cooked food for patients/residents.
    We are a residential mental health facility (mainly long-term) and have been asked to allow patient’s family/friends permission to bring in home cooked food. This includes anything from casseroles to cakes and the like. Just wondering what other facilities allow??
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    Hi Lynne

    One of our facilities is long term rehab and palliative care, and we do allow families to bring in cooked meals in both facilities, but only for immediate consumption. We do not allow them to store food within the facility for later consumption.

    We actually removed in-room bar fridges from inpatient rooms at our acute facility for this very reason, as we had no way of ensuring foods were kept at the correct temperature for the correct time. With many of our patients being elderly or immunocompromised, the risk of Listeria and other food borne diseases was just too great to allow food to be stored in patient rooms, or even in our pantry fridges as we were unaware of how food was stored prior to coming into the facility.

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    Hoping for some feedback on visitors bringing in home cooked food for patients/residents.
    We are a residential mental health facility (mainly long-term) and have been asked to allow patient’s family/friends permission to bring in home cooked food. This includes anything from casseroles to cakes and the like. Just wondering what other facilities allow??
    Thanks

    Regards,

    Lynne Nicholas

    Infection Prevention & Control Nurse Consultant

    For urgent issues, please contact Clinical Administration.

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    Thomas Embling Hospital

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