Vanessas diary

A fictional patient story from a Hirslanden hospital

Good food, good health

I am gradually rediscovering my journalistic curiosity. I’m getting used to my crutches and have explored the hospital a little. Just think, meals are even cooked at night in the kitchen. I guess that one of the private patients fancied something to eat. I soon got talking to Martin the chef as he was preparing a meal. Everything looked delicious, and I was even offered a prawn to try. The food here is really tasty. There are different menus to choose from each day, all freshly prepared using seasonal ingredients. I took photos of all my meals. Once we had pasta, and another time fish.

Martin also told me a little more about “diet food”. At first, I thought that this was for patients who had to lose weight. However, as Martin explained, diet food simply means that the meals are adjusted according to the individual needs of the patients – such as allergies or certain restrictions following operations. In fact, diet food can even mean that patients have to put on weight. That wouldn’t be a problem with food as good as this!

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About this blog

The aim of this blog is to highlight the themes ‘quality at Hirslanden’, ‘patient satisfaction’ and ‘patient safety’ in a simple yet realistic way. The fictitious patient Vanessa Birrer is confronted with these topics when she is admitted to a Hirslanden hospital after an emergency . From there, she tells her story in this blog.

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