We are driven by a shared love of food and the impact it can have on our patients and residents experience every day. It’s a deeply emotive moment that we get to enjoy every day and the quality of that experience can have long lasting effects on a person’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. This is why we are so focused on delivering exceptional culinary experiences that are tailored to the healthcare industry. Meeting the unique needs of patients in hospital or residents in senior living communities.
Our food philosophy extends beyond this to include our approach to sourcing and menu development. Locally and sustainable sourced foods are at the core of our ethos. We are passionate about supporting Australian national, state, regional and local suppliers – supporting our communities and producers and removing unnecessary food miles from our supply chain wherever possible. We work tirelessly with suppliers including farms and producers to identify solutions that both meet our client’s needs and support the economies, businesses and communities local to the sites we operate.
As part of Compass Group Australia, we are proud of the diversity of our business and our people. We want our workplace to reflect the community at large and encourage people of all backgrounds, ages, abilities and sexual orientation to apply for roles with us. We actively promote inclusion and seek to create a workplace where everyone has access to resources, opportunities and rewards.
Medirest’s diversity and inclusion strategy proudly focuses 4 key pillars of: First Nations People, Disability, Gender Equity and Pride.
Food isn’t what gets put on the plate: it’s about the nourishment of mind and body.
That needs a rethink, in a customer-centered way.
Meal Vision is an artificial intelligence tool we are currently developing as part of Medirest360R that automatically assesses the quality standards of meals and collects valuable food service data. This includes digitising each plate before and after meals to determine the quantity of each of the foods eaten, information which in turn can be linked to residents’ records to help better monitor their weight, nutrition, and wellbeing.
The data is collected to form a holistic view of an individual’s nutrition and eating behaviour which can lead to early identification of issues before they become something more serious that require clinical care alleviating pressure from your specialist teams.