Our kitchen team at Iona Enliven Care Home in Oamaru recently increased the number of daily meals they make and distribute by about 100 meals a day.
The additional meals are being transported daily to Oamaru Hospital, as part of a food services agreement that was negotiated between the two organisations last year and came into effect on 14 January 2019.
The Iona kitchen kitchen team prepares food services for inpatients, maternity, and staff meals. The hospital also has a Meals on Wheels contract which we provide the meals for.
Maurice Burrowes , Enliven Director, is pleased to see the opportunity to expand being realised, “Iona has been active in the community for over 60 years and we have operated a similar contract to provide meals with Clutha Health FIRST in Balclutha for more than 20 years. ”
“This is another way we have connected with the Oamaru community. In the last decade the organisation has introduced a number of services and programmes for people in Oamaru through Enliven and the Family Works team.”
Steph Leith, Iona Care Home Manager, explains, “Di and the kitchen team have done a really fantastic job over summer working hard to prepare our kitchen so we could provide the additional meals.”
“The meals are individually packaged, in environmentally friendly packaging that keeps them hot and makes transport and presentation easy to manage. Feedback from the hospital has been really positive.”