One year and counting

St John of God Geelong Hospital Food Services team celebrates a year of hard work and dedication.

4 Sep 2023

Kitchen personnel posing with a food with cookies and cake

St John of God Geelong Hospital’s Food Services team celebrated one year since Room Service was launched in August 2022. This was a significant change to the way food was prepared in the kitchen, and the team celebrated their first year anniversary with cake and chocolates!


Patients had this to say about the Room Service:

"The food was unbelievable! Great set up, always hot - I could not complain about one thing. Perfect stay."

"The meal ordering system and food quality - BRILLIANT. The person taking the order was always personal and cheerful."


The room service menu, which was designed by highly experienced dietitians and chefs, was first introduced at the Group’s Murdoch hospital in WA in 2020 and has now been rolled out to majority of its hospitals across the country.

As an added bonus, the introduction of the room service option has also helped reduce food waste within the hospitals by up to 35 per cent.

“A really pleasing benefit of this has been the huge reduction in food waste. This has driven us to continue rolling this out at all of our hospitals. Not only is it good for patients, it is better for our environment and our organisation,” commented Scott Horn, St John of God Health Care National Room Service Project Manager.