Patient meals

Patients receiving meals that they have ordered.
Patients receive meals that they choose off the daily menu.

We know that eating healthy, nutritious meals is an important part of your journey back to good health. Each day, an average of 1200 meals are served to patients at Kingston General Hospital and recent third party surveys show that overall patient satisfaction with our food is consistently in the mid-ninety per cent rage. 

All patient meals are planned by an experienced chef and a team of registered dietitians and each meal includes protein (a meat or meat alternative), starchy carbohydrates (potato, rice or pasta) and two servings of vegetables. Several hours before each meal, you will receive a restaurant-style menu of up to 20 different entrees choices. You simply select what items you are interested in eating, and they will be delivered for your next meal. It is also possible to substitute items according to your personal preferences or dietary requirements.

We use the Steamplicity system developed by Compass which cooks fresh food to perfection, ensuring all the taste and vitality, and delivers high quality, fresh and nutritious meals. It also ensures that when your food arrives in your room, it is hot and ready to be enjoyed. Compass also works with local and regional suppliers to provide and promote local seasonal products and menu choices. Locally grown produce currently represents about 21 per cent of Compass’ total produce purchases. They are always looking to increase this percentage and include more locally grown food on our menu.

If you have questions or comments about your meals, please dial extension 4215 to speak to someone in the menu office.