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


How I agree with Stephen O'Connor above. As both a nurse and a nutritionist I have been writing about - and advocating for - good nutrition in hospitals for more than 25 years. We know about the incidence of malnutrition in hospitals, and we know that patients report food is often inedible - is it really beyond the wit of man (or at least hospital managers, practitioners and the DH) to draw links between these two facts and do something about them? Obviously yes! Secondly, Mark, you seem to have forgotten the important fact that it is crucial that patients eat - and food that is not eaten is of the lowest nutritional value. Short term consumption of a diet that is high in fat and/or salt will do little harm while failure to eat will inevitably inhibit recovery. Perhaps McDonalds should be given the franchise since they regularly produce - at all times of the day and night - highly palatable food of a standard nutritional value which is superior to many meals produced in hospitals!

Posted date

16 October, 2010

Posted time

2:23 pm