Wednesday 29 November 2023
Salisbury Foundation Trust

Patient Menus

Our menus have been carefully designed to provide you with a varied and interesting choice of nutritious, well balanced and appetising food, suitable for your diet.

Our aims are:

  • To offer a choice of appetising, healthy and nourishing meals.
  • To prepare meals using seasonal fresh foods from local suppliers/growers.
  • To provide a range of refreshing drinks, including fresh water.
  • To provide assistance with selecting and eating meals, if required.
  • To provide meals that respect diversity, faith and cultural choice.
  • To provide meals in a calm and quiet environment (free from avoidable interruptions)

Eating well is important, to support our patients, menus offer small, medium and large portion sizes and offer a wide choice of foods that may be selected from one of the following menus:

  • General Menu-
  • Neutropenic Menu-
  • Childrens Menu-
  • Allergy Aware Menu (including Gluten Free Choices) -
  • Pureed Menu-
  • Breakfast Menu-
  • Texture Menu-
  • Pictorial Menu-
  • A selection of Kosher and Halal meals are available on request- 
  • Summer Main Menu-
  • Menu Information-
  • Menu Service Information Bedside Booklet-
  • Catering department information poster-

Salt, pepper and sauces

The Food Standards Agency recommend that adults eat no more than 6 grams of salt per day, accordingly, we very lightly season our meals and do not routinely add salt during cooking. Salt, pepper, vinegar and other sauces are available at meal times.


A range of hot and cold drinks including tea, coffee and fruit squash, will be served with meals and throughout the day. Please ask a member of the ward team if you would like a drink at other times.

Our patient catering service:

Supports the 5 A Day campaign – eat more fruit and vegetables
Promotes protected mealtimes – making food a priority at mealtimes
Provides red meal trays – supporting patients who need assistance with food
Provides green meal trays – supporting patients with a known allergy and those requiring gluten free diets
Offers energy dense meals – supporting patients with small appetites



Allergy Menu
Level 4 Pureed Menu
Level 6 Soft & bite Sized Menu
Autumn General Menu
Autumn Neutropenic Menu
Autumn Childrens Menu

Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.

Person Centred & Safe





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