Hospital Food – It’s all about perception.

hospital foodThere has been a number of media stories about Hospital Food over the past few days.

It seems strange to me that any of the NHS trusts that rates themselves happy with their own Hospital Food would do so without involving the patients in their surveys. Surely the people that have to eat the food are better positioned to comment than the managers that run the hospitals!

Only in the UK could you have a ridiculous state of affairs where there is a legal minimum for quality for food served in Schools and Prisons, yet not have one for the food served in the nations hospitals. I would have thought that managers would have understood that nutrition received during a hospital stay is as important as the cleanliness & hygiene standards of the hospital.

However, I am sure that the current government will spend a few more years thinking about this before we see any action to implement a minimum standard for Hospital Food.

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