About: Forth Valley Royal Hospital / Intensive care unit Forth Valley Royal Hospital Intensive care unit FK5 4WR
Posted by Safety (as ),
While visiting my mother in ICU at Forth Valley Royal Hospital I went for a hot drink to the canteen. I took my own tea bag as I use decaffeinated.
I was astounded to be asked to pay 30p for a cup of hot water! I and my family will be visiting the hospital every day for several weeks, and possibly months to come so all these 30p will add up. I am a nurse in another NHS hospital and no charge is made for hot water. It is, after all, a free commodity!
On a similar subject, the mark-up for non-staff food from the canteen is also very expensive, especially for those visiting for prolonged periods of time. A bowl of chowder was in excess of £4 today!