Your child will be provided with meals throughout their stay in hospital. If they have any special dietary requirements, please tell their nurse. We will do our best to meet these but there may be times you need to provide food. We provide standard baby formula.
We are only able to provide meals for mothers of babies up to 6 months old who are breastfeeding. All other family must provide their own meals.
Snacks such as bread and fruit are freely available to parents staying with children. For parents staying overnight, toast and cereal is available for breakfast on the wards. A snack trolley visits Ward 1 between 10 and 11am Monday to Friday selling food and cold drinks.
Family and whānau are welcome to eat food on the ward brought from home or elsewhere. There is a fridge and microwave in the kitchen you may use. See our parent notice board for opening hours for places close to the hospital to buy food.
Hot drinks are not available on the wards but are freely available from the Ronald McDonald Room or Hospi Room – see details below. All hot drinks must have a secure lid before being brought into the wards. This is to prevent spills and possible burns.