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Can the NHS go from Hell’s Kitchen to MasterChef?


Incidentally... looking at the main foyers of most NHS hospitals I have visited or worked in, I was under the impression that the catering in those institutions HAD been contracted out to MacDonalds or KFC! We need proper minimum nutritional standards for patient meals which does not mean that they have to be bland or tasteless. We have come a long way technologically, and in our knowledge of human nutrition since Nightingale advocated arrowroot and nutritious gruel for patients. It is possible for hospital food to be both nutritious, therapeutic and appetising as the many good examples prove. If it isn't, why aren't nurses advocating for their patients and sending it back to the kitchens? I have done so in the past and invariably, a suitable replacement was provided for the patient with the minimum of delay!

Posted date

16 October, 2010

Posted time

12:10 pm