About: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow Glasgow G51 4TF
Posted by Glasgow cfer (as ),
I suffer from cystic fibrosis the cf centre for West of Scotland moved from gartnavel general to the new south Glasgow university campus, I was admitted in June due to chest infection.
Our dietician at gartnavel worked very hard to get the cf patients a cf menu due to our high calorie nutritional needs.
My stay in the new hospital was awful I've never been so hungry! I had such little portions of food. Recently I had a hypo as I also suffer from diabetes to be told the ward isn't allowed to keep food I went from 7.30am to 9am with no food! I had to keep my sugar levels up with Lucosade I had in my room not an ideal situation!
The lack of food and choice was very poor and all the cf patients were suffering over the weekend. I said to a member of the kitchen staff about a cf menu and how it had been set up in our previous hospital to be told very bluntly that wouldn't be happening here! To make the situation worse one evening the whole ward didn't get any dinner as the kitchen staff locked themselves out apparently at 6pm they arrived with cold sandwiches for everyone which I'm afraid is not good enough for an evening meal! Myself and a few others had to order food from an outside venue! Cf centres across the country have very good meal set ups to manage our nutritional needs, this is a new multi billion pound hospital and is 1 of the worst cf centres at the moment i feel, which is a shame as the west of Scotland cf sufferers had high hopes of our new modern centre it's very disappointing, we cannot afford to lose weight but that is what happened to me in the few days I stayed in. To not have food available on the ward when their are diabetic people is asking for a disaster!