Food & Drink

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Patient Meals

Food Services prepares and delivers meals to inpatients each and every day, totalling over 141,000 patient meals in a year. All meals are balanced and carefully selected for taste and texture. If you have special dietary needs (e.g. vegetarian), have food allergies or intolerances, inform your nurse as soon as you arrive at the Hospital.

Meal Service Times

Breakfast: 7:40 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.
Lunch: 11:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Dinner: 4:40 p.m. - 5:40 p.m.

There are kitchenettes on some inpatient floors, which may have a fridge, toaster or microwave and hot water available for patient use. Please ask your nurse to see if this is available on your floor.

May food be brought in for me?

Your loved ones may bring you food and snacks if you are not on a special diet. Before asking anyone to bring you food, please check with your nurse or doctor to make certain this will not affect you . Our primary concern is your wellbeing as some foods can interact with medicines and treatments.


Specialty Food Purchases for Outpatients

Outpatients may purchase some specialty food items from CMH. These may include a variety of thickened products for people who experience difficulty swallowing. We have attached a complete list of available products. Please follow link to view the order sheet and the steps for ordering and picking up products at the hospital.

ORDERING Specialty Food Items


Coffee Shop & Snacks

If your nurse or doctor says it is OK to have a coffee, soft drink or snack, you may visit the Tim Hortons (A Wing, Level 1), Red Poppy Gift Shop (A Wing, Level 1) or one of several vending machines located throughout the hospital. Please visit 'Hospital Amenities' to learn more about these services.