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Dispelling Food Myths in Aged Care

We’ve all heard of the hospital horrors when it comes to the food. Thanks to the IHHC (Institute of Hospitality in Health Care), a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the professionalism and quality of support services in the Health and Aged Care Industry, there has been a shift of late particularly in the aged care industry.

The IHHC has been steadily raising the bar through its national awards and IHHC Board Member and Queensland/NSW Chairperson Troy Litzow said that while food quality standards in some health and aged care centres deserved attention, the vast majority were delivering high quality outcomes for patients. “The best way to lift the bar is to show what’s happening at some amazing facilities and by people doing incredible work,” said Mr Litzow.

While our eastern counterparts did well at the 2019 National IHHC Awards (Melbourne’s Epworth Richmond Hospital won IHHC Project of the Year and Sarah Fryer of Japara Millward Health Centre received the IHHC Values in Action Customer Service Award) we couldn’t be prouder of Chef Parween Ramsahye for winning IHHC’s Brightest Star Award. She was praised for her five-star cooking ability and was acknowledged for her high performance and commitment to delivering quality meals for Catholic Homes’ residents at Marist Lodge.

Congratulations Parween!