Getting your 5-a-day and staying hydrated can be hard, but here at Newcastle Hospitals we are always looking at ways to make it easier for staff to make healthier choices.

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We know that our staff work incredibly hard every day and that it can sometimes be difficult to grab something healthy to eat or drink throughout their shift.

From seasonal food box deliveries, to onsite fruit & vegetable stalls, we have already brought some fantastic ideas to life and are working hard to make more possible.

Fruit and Vegetable Stalls

We’ve partnered up with local greengrocers Passion 4 Fruits to make it easier for staff, patients and visitors to pick up healthy food on the way to and from hospital. Fresh fruit and vegetables are now available to buy outside of the RVI’s New Victoria Wing and the Freeman Hospital main entrance, Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Don’t forget there’s a 10% staff discount when you spend over £5

Staff Facilities

Our staff bistros at the RVI and Freeman Hospital sites offer hot food, jacket potatoes, paninis, toasties, salads, fresh deli bar sandwiches, cakes and a range of hot and cold drinks for staff.

We have put together this handy list for hydration stations, vending machines, rest areas and food outlets for our staff here:

Advice and information

A great place to find trustworthy advice on both nutrition and hydration can be found on the BDA (British Dietetic Association) food facts.