DHBs announce their Christmas Day menu.

16 December 2016


Whanganui and Palmerston North Hospitals will be serving their patients a delicious Christmas menu which begins on Christmas Eve with meal trays featuring a Christmas theme and treats.


On Christmas Day the breakfast menu includes croissants and fruit toast followed by Christmas lunch with a choice of roast lamb or roast chicken with homemade stuffing and gravy, roast vegetables, baby carrots and peas. Vegetarians will be offered a filo roll served with the same choice of vegetables.


For dessert the choice includes steamed plum pudding with brandy sauce; pavlova and berry sauce; or sugar free jelly and fruit, with a Christmas treat to top it off.


The evening meal will begin with roasted pumpkin soup, followed by a choice of glazed ham (served with steamed gourmet potatoes and salad); a roast turkey and cranberry sauce sandwich and salad; or roast vegetable and feta salad.


Evening desserts will be a choice of double chocolate mousse, stewed fruit, or jelly and ice cream.


Supper will be either cheese and crackers, or berry yoghurt.


Depending on patient numbers, around 100 meals are likely to be served each mealtime by Spotless Services in Whanganui Hospital, and around 200 in Palmerston North Hospital.


Around 80 Whanganui and 90 Palmerston North Meals on Wheels recipients will receive the same delicious Christmas lunch.