Patients are being misled by false food information
THE lunch served at Grimsby hospital the other was quite tasty, until it came to the mashed potato which was inedible. It reminded me of play dough!
I asked to speak to a representative of the catering staff who informed me it was reconstituted potato and was prepared off site.
The point is, on the menu, it states that the product served is shown to be “fresh” and “locally sourced”.
The menus are prepared off site too, but in my opinion patients are being misled by false information and I believe this is totally wrong.
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The food served has really gone downhill. All soups on offer are powdered soup which has no nutritional value.
Grimsby hospital once served excellent food from their own kitchen, but to save money it is prepared off site only to be reheated on site, which has quite an effect on reconstituted potato – hence the sense of my playdough.
I find it sad that such a high quality nursing staff are not being supported by food of a high quality.
Every institution has the aim of making money for the “fat cats” – overriding people. It would appear that catering at Grimsby hospital will not make a “cat fat”.
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A spokesman for Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULH) provides food to the three hospitals at the Trust. Food is prepared from scratch by NHS chefs, using local ingredients where possible.”
Jug Johal, Hotel Services General Manager at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “ULH has an impressive track record in its food production having consistently scored highly in the Patient Environment Action Team inspection. It has also been recognised at a national stage by winning the best vegan caterer in the care sector at the vegan society awards. We carried out an extensive tasting exercise before signing the contract with them.
“My focus is, and always has been, to produce high quality food using locally sourced ingredients. We encourage and appreciate feedback from our patients, visitors and staff and I am sorry to hear that on this occasion it was felt the food served wasn’t at the standard they had experienced in the past.”
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