Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit
Meal planning and preparation is a core life skill that enables people to live well in their own home. People who are admitted to the AMHRU will be encouraged to plan and prepare their own meals in order to develop or maintain skills in this area.
However, we know that people will come to the AMHRU with varying abilities and functional capacity and therefore each person will access tailored rehabilitation, skills training and support that responds to their functional strengths and needs. On occasion, people may be unable to participate in meal preparation; in these cases alternative meal arrangements will be made with UCH food services.
Rehabilitation inpatient units
Hospital meals are generally self-select from the Bain Marie in the dining room of each ward. Any special or modified dietary requirements are catered for. Family, nursing staff and nutrition technicians can help you if you are unable to choose your own meal.
We expect all patients to eat in the dining room. Nursing and speech pathologist may need to supervise you if you have swallowing difficulties or are on a modified diet.
Please see the information below for meal times.
Namadgi and Cotter Units
- breakfast – 7:45am
- lunch – 12 midday
- dinner – 6pm
Stromlo and Majura Units
- breakfast – 8:15am
- lunch – 12:30 midday
- dinner – 5:30pm
Your support people may bring in food on a daily basis. It must be labelled with your name, date and be the correct consistency for your diet.
A café is also available for snacks and light meals.
Food options for family and friends
We have various options for meals and refreshments within the hospital.
Food and drink vending machines are located in an alcove off the main foyer, adjacent to the main reception.
A water bubbler is available near the vending machines for public use.
A café is also located near the main reception for drinks, snacks and light meals.