Have Better Diet Than Some Hospital Patients
Prisoners in British prisons get better nutrition
than patients in the country's hospitals,
according to a study conducted by researchers
from Bournemouth University.
incredible that so many hospitals are failing
to serve healthy meals,"
said Liberal Democrat health spokesman Norman
Lamb. "If prisons can serve good
food, then so can hospitals."
found that the primary problem in hospitals
is that no one pays attention to make sure
that patients eat the food prepared for them
-- as many sick and elderly people either
have suppressed appetites or have physical
problems that interfere with their eating.
Yet no one is designated in most hospitals
to assist patients who have trouble eating.
A total of 11 million meals are thrown out
uneaten every year, the report found.
Food is often
prepared hot and then left sitting out until
an orderly gets around to taking it to patients,
at which point it is often cold and unappetizing.
Food may be placed out of some patients' reach,
and other patients miss meals because they
have tests or other procedures during a facility's
only designated meal times.
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