"Food and coronary care"
About: Royal Alexandra Hospital / Cardiology Royal Alexandra Hospital Cardiology PA2 9PN
Posted by veryhungry (as ),
I was admitted after a heart attack. Most of the nursing staff were helpful and looked after me well and the medical treatment also went well. The food however is rather poor and breaks almost all the rules regarding fat content. This evening the choice was. Haggis, Quiche or Broccoli and Cauliflower in cheese sauce. All followed by pudding and custard. The choice was difficult but I decided Quiche was the most acceptable. This consisted of A small triangle of Quiche, boiled cubes of turnip and a few highly spiced greasy chips or they may have been wedges of potato with skin. The Quiche was basically a ham omelet surrounded in a rather soft overcooked pastry, almost certain to cause indigestion if eaten which I didn't. The turnip might have been OK with the haggis but with Quiche! . As for the potato wedges they were just almost warm, tired bits of oily potato.
I scooped out and ate the egg and bacon part and that was my dinner.
Tonight was the worst yet but the food is seldom nice but often fatty, gristly and of poor quality. Nicest is the soup which I believe arrives in bulk. Also the morning roll and cereal are as one might normally expect. Things seem to fall down badly as soon as the local kitchen gets involved. The only award it might win is for staying within a tight budget. Exactly the same food should be served up at council and ministerial functions just to see if they would find it acceptable.
I feel I should add that given the budget the meals are not too bad just often inappropriate for those with a heart condition. No point in spending a lot on medication, experts and cardio rehab then serving up foods that don't live up to that standard
One TV between six beds just causes annoyance better to have peace and quite rather than a moron with a remote