"Food to help heal? I think not!"
About: University Hospital (Coventry) University Hospital (Coventry) Coventry CV2 2DX
The service of the staff and the dignity with which my mum has been treated has been great, and Walsgrave don't fail to deliver in this sense. However, my mum has just been operated on after being diagnosed with bowel cancer. A part of her large intestine has been removed, and as anyone could understand, this makes digesting and passing through of food more difficult. So why on Earth the NHS don't provide anything for vegetarians other than potatoes, white bread eggy sandwiches and watery vegetable (vomit) soup is beyond me?! We even asked the nurse yesterday whether they could provide any lentils or other food that would pass through her bowels easier, but the nurse just shrugged the nurses shoulders and put the nurses arms up saying "Potatoes, potatoes...the NHS love serving potatoes!" I understand that there is only so much that the staff can do there if the management higher up can't use basic common sense of providing patients with the right foods, especially when they're so intent on sending them home quickly too! If you give patients food that will heal them quicker, it will not only send them home quicker and healthier, make it less painful for them, and actually buying healthy food is not even that expensive - it just takes basic common sense! Sort it out NHS!