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Food on cancer wards criticised

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Children in cancer wards are being subjected to ‘unappealing’ and ‘unsuitable’ food, according to research.
The charity CLIC Sargent said 77% of parents questioned described food on children’s cancer wards as ‘unappealing’, ‘unsuitable for sick children’ and ‘poorly prepared’.

And nine out of 10 CLIC Sargent staff in hospitals said they had received complaints from parents about food, with 41% rating the food on offer at their hospital as ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’.

CLIC Sargent chief executive Carole Easton said: ‘Urgent action is needed to ensure that the NHS is meeting the specific food needs of children and young people with cancer.’
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