To celebrate the great work our support services staff in the healthcare industry do `day in day out` the Institute of Hospitality in HealthCare Ltd (IHHC) is committed to establishing a National Recognition day.

Whether you work in our public or private, acute and/or residential care homes the Hospitality Workers in Health Care Day will allow businesses to take the time to recognise the contribution their employees make in this challenging industry.

The IHHC recognise that hospitality support staff work tirelessly behind the scenes in health settings to provide nutritional tasty meals that meet a range of preferences, dietary requirements and cultural needs, maintain clean, fresh and hygienic environments and provide laundry services in a timely and efficient manner.

So please join us on March the 6th 2019 and celebrate Hospitality Workers in HealthCare Day!

You can participate by downloading the Hospitality Workers in HealthCare Day Posters below.

Some ideas for celebrating at your business are:

  • Hosting a morning or afternoon tea for staff
  • BBQ lunch
  • Introduce a Hospitality Staff Award
  • Certificates of appreciation for staff

You are welcome to send us some photos of your event to president@ihhc.org.au which we can include on our Facebook page and National Magazine.

On behalf of the IHHC National Board we commend all the hard work our colleagues do for their patients and residents in our healthcare industry.

Rosemary Anne Pirie Award for Excellence

The Institute of Hospitality in HealthCare (IHHC) is proud to open nominations for the Rosemary Anne Pirie Award for Excellence.

The aim of the award is to recognise and honour individuals or organisations that have achieved excellence in the area of support services within the Health and Aged Care Industry. For more information view the Rosemary Anne Pirie Award for Excellence form and flyer

Unique IHHC Members Benefit

The IHHC has partnered with HealthShare NSW and Arthritis Australia to create an Australian first, the Packaging Accessibility Rating. The Packaging Accessibility Rating  provides a single national standard for determining the ease of opening and safety of comparable food products. Using Packaging Accessibility Ratings allows individuals to make an informed decision on what products are easy or hard to open and helps remove a major barrier to nutrition. The Packaging Accessibility Rating is available to IHHC members only. View the HealthShare NSW Benefit Here

Short Course – Enhanced skills for Aged Care

TafeSA are delivering a short course that will enhance your cookery skills and nutritional knowledge in Aged Care. This short course with provide the knowledge to support nutritious, innovative methods of food service to our ageing community. For more information view the short course - Enhanced skills for Aged Care flyer

Aged Care Cooks and Kitchen Assistant Program

The Aged Care Cooks and Kitchen Assistant Program will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work successfully in aged and healthcare catering services as well as prepare you for work in other catering businesses. Choose from Certificates in Commercial Cookery, Catering Operations and more. For further information view flyer here