Information for Patients
About hospital meals
- We provide patients with meals that are specifically designed in consideration of their illness and treatment, based on their doctor's instructions.
- Please ensure that you consume the meals that have been prepared to treat your specific condition.
- When we serve meals, we attach a tag to each meal tray that contains personal information such as your name, room number, and dietary and other restrictions for safety management purposes.
- Please handle the tag carefully. If you have a question about meals, consult with a hospital dietician when he or she visits your room, or with your doctor or nurse.
How to change or cancel your meals
- We kindly ask that patients submit any requests to change or cancel their meals by the designated cut-off time, as we require sufficient time to prepare meals.
- Please note that any costs incurred due to meal modifications or cancellations made after the cut-off time will be borne by the patient.
- Please inform us if you are allergic to or prohibited from eating certain foods on religious grounds or because of drugs you are taking.
- Please note that we do not make changes to meals based solely on personal preference.
Meal hours and cut-off times for meal modifications and cancellations
|Serving time||Cut-of time|
|Breakfast||8:00||16:00 on the previous day|
|Lunch||12:00||9:00 on the day|
|Dinner||18:00||14:00 on the day|
|Hospitalization day||From lunch|
|Discharge day||Till breakfast|
Meal fees borne by the patient(standard menu covered by health insurance）
|Category||Category details||Fee per meal|
|(1)||General patients||460 yen|
|(2)||Patients with any designated intractable diseases or specified chronic pediatric diseases who do not fall under the categories (3), (4) or (5)||260 yen|
|(3)||Patients from a household that is exempt from paying residential tax, except those in category (4)||210 yen|
|(4)||Patients whose hospitalization period exceeds 90 days in the past year||160 yen|
|(5)||Category (2) patients aged 70 or older whose income is below a certain standard||100 yen|
- Eligible patients may pay a discounted fee.
Patients falling under the categories (3), (4) or (5) are kindly asked to submit a certificate for discounting the standard out-of-pocket payment, along with the health insurance card issued by their insurer, to our ward staff station. For further details, please ask the insurer of your health insurance plan.
- Patients who are hospitalized for treatments not covered by their health insurance plan (such as childbirth) are required to pay the full fee of 640 yen per meal.
Special meals designed to treat diseases
- During their hospitalization, patients may find it difficult to eat due to changes in their condition or the effects of treatments such as surgery or the side effect of medication. Additionally, some patients may experience lower-digestive or absorption abilities, chewing and swallowing difficulties, decreased immune strength, or metabolic disorder.
- To help patients with such symptoms improve their nutrition condition, we offer the following four types of meals, each tailored to specific conditions. Eligible patients may pay a discounted fee.
|Types of meals|
|(1)||Meals of the optimal size and amounts of nutrients to treat diseases related to metabolism, the heart, the liver, etc.||Meals for patients with diabetes, dyslipidemia, and obesity||Meals of the optimal size and amounts of nutrients to improve glycometabolism or lipid metabolic conditions to prevent complications|
|Meals for patients with heart diseases||Meals with reduced salt content to lighten the burden on the heart and reduce swelling|
|Meals for patients with kidney diseases||Meals with reduced salt and protein content to prevent the progression of kidney disorders|
|Meals for patients with liver diseases||Meals with reduced salt and protein content, in consideration of protein metabolic disorders, to improve nutritional conditions|
|(2)||Meals that can be easily eaten, swallowed digested||Postoperative meals||Meals with adjusted ingredients and suitable cooking methods that make them easy to digest and so lessen the burden on a patient's digestive tract after surgery|
|Meals that can be easily swallowed||Meals with adjusted ingredients and suitable cooking methods that make it easier for patients with reduced swallowing capacity to bite, chew, and swallowed their food.|
|(3)||Meals prepared in consideration for a patient's life stage (age, physique, activity)||Meals for babies, infants and schoolchildren, etc.||Meals whose size and nutrients are adjusted in accordance with the patient's life stage.|
|(4)||Other (Meals before a laboratory test, etc.)||Meals before a laboratory test||Meals are adjusted to allow adequate testing|
Special menu (Selective menu)
- In addition to standard meals (A meal), patients can select a special menu (B meal).
- B meals comprise regular dishes with rice, schoolchildren's meals A and B and postpartum meals.
(Note 1) Those who are prohibited from consuming certain food items due to allergies, religious grounds or because of the type of drugs they are taking may not select the special menu.
(Note 2) Those who are instructed to follow a soft food diet for schoolchildren and take children's meals A and B may notice minor differences in their content from what is displayed in the menu.
|Items||Example of breakfast|
|Fees||Additional fee that has to be entirely borne by the patient
Breakfast: 260 yen; Dinner: 260 yen
|How to sign up||
|Points to remember||