"3p per meal"

About: Wythenshawe Hospital / General surgery

(as the patient),

I have been in Wythenshawe hospital since Thurs (4 days). I am amazed that this unbelievably poor standard of food is given out on wards that have notice boards dedicated to telling us about patients food needs and how to present, prepare and generally make sure patients receive nutritional care. The one meal I asked for, on my first day, arrived on a paper plate and consisted of (I kid you not) five cold chips and a single spoon of a green substance I presume was peas.

I could quite easily make 100 similar portions (only warm) comfortably for around £3.00. Do yourself a favour Wythenshawe, instead of spending time and money laminating and displaying patient food charters to satisfy whatever ISO or equivalent quality assurance you have to meet, spend the money on food, not propaganda. I like some am fortunate to have food brought in, but I am disgusted that many are not as fortunate and subsequently could be under-nourished.

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