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#Hospital Food

# hospital-food - All time

Five weeks in lockdown in hospital is tough - and the food makes it worse
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

Five weeks in lockdown in hospital is tough - and the food makes it worse

May 30th 2020, 6:00 PM 55,259 Views 55 Comments

A patient with cystic fibrosis, for whom nutrition is key to health, shares her hospital food experience.

'A hidden problem': Up to half of food provided to patients in Irish hospitals is not eaten
# Food Waste
# Food Waste

'A hidden problem': Up to half of food provided to patients in Irish hospitals is not eaten

Aug 5th 2019, 12:05 AM 29,833 Views 103 Comments

The HSE said it is working to implement guidelines in hospitals to address food waste.

17 Irish hospitals have yet to roll out calorie counts on menus
# Healthy Eating
# Healthy Eating

17 Irish hospitals have yet to roll out calorie counts on menus

Mar 4th 2018, 6:30 AM 11,113 Views 18 Comments

Improving the standard of food has been highlighted as a priority by Health Minister Simon Harris.

'Project dietitian' appointed to help overhaul Ireland's hospital food
# Food Czar
# Food Czar

'Project dietitian' appointed to help overhaul Ireland's hospital food

Aug 6th 2017, 8:00 AM 15,852 Views 37 Comments

Improving the standard of food has been highlighted as a priority by Health Minister Simon Harris.

'Amazing', 'tasty', 'best I've ever had' - Patients at three Irish hospitals rave about meals
# Hospital Food
# Hospital Food

'Amazing', 'tasty', 'best I've ever had' - Patients at three Irish hospitals rave about meals

Sep 3rd 2016, 2:08 PM 39,779 Views 76 Comments

Hiqa began a monitoring programme last year to look at nutrition and hydration care of patients in Irish hospitals.

‘Chicken’ or ‘fish’? Irish patients need more details about their hospital food
# On The Menu
# On The Menu

‘Chicken’ or ‘fish’? Irish patients need more details about their hospital food

May 27th 2016, 11:25 AM 16,677 Views 44 Comments

A Hiqa study has found some deficiencies in patient choices.

Where do you pay €1,000 a night for lumpy Weetabix and white toast? An Irish hospital
# Opinion
# Opinion

Where do you pay €1,000 a night for lumpy Weetabix and white toast? An Irish hospital

Aug 26th 2015, 8:00 AM 8,621 Views 114 Comments

Aine Bonner describes how she lived on Tesco meals while caring for her one-year-old daughter in CUH.

The furore around fatty, inedible hospital food overshadows a far more serious issue
# Opinion
# Opinion

The furore around fatty, inedible hospital food overshadows a far more serious issue

Mar 18th 2015, 7:00 PM 226 Views 21 Comments

Disease-related malnutrition remains a major cause of avoidable complications in our hospitals.

Leo: Some hospitals do a great job with food... some Dublin ones, not so much
# Health
# Health

Leo: Some hospitals do a great job with food... some Dublin ones, not so much

Nov 26th 2014, 9:47 AM 13,395 Views 38 Comments

The Health Minister plans to meet with Michelin-starred chef Oliver Dunne over the issue.

Varadkar to meet with Michelin-starred chef who wants to improve hospital food
# Health
# Health

Varadkar to meet with Michelin-starred chef who wants to improve hospital food

Nov 24th 2014, 9:21 PM 29,853 Views 72 Comments

However, the meeting has been dismissed as a “publicity stunt”.

UK hospitals to be fined for serving up unhealthy food
# Hospital Food
# Hospital Food

UK hospitals to be fined for serving up unhealthy food

Aug 29th 2014, 11:37 AM 6,718 Views 28 Comments

There have been calls to have a national standard of hospital food for Irish hospitals.

White bread, butter and chips? Hospital food is not good enough, says TD
# Healthy Eating
# Healthy Eating

White bread, butter and chips? Hospital food is not good enough, says TD

Aug 29th 2014, 7:45 AM 11,974 Views 71 Comments

Ciara Conway TD has called for response to hospital food, after a constituents child was served chips in a pediatric ward.

No more wedges and sausage rolls for patients at the Coombe
# Hospital Food
# Hospital Food

No more wedges and sausage rolls for patients at the Coombe

Sep 30th 2013, 7:15 AM 21,864 Views 61 Comments

The hospital completed a review earlier this year after TheJournal.ie brought this picture of a meal served in a maternity ward to its attention.

Image of "unacceptable" meal prompts review of menu at the Coombe
# Hospital Food
# Hospital Food

Image of "unacceptable" meal prompts review of menu at the Coombe

Jan 16th 2013, 6:30 AM 41,800 Views 132 Comments

The hospital said the meal was “unacceptable” and it will look to improve choices it offers in the future.

Babies, beauty pageants and Bakhurst: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Babies, beauty pageants and Bakhurst: The week in numbers

Jul 14th 2012, 7:30 PM 4,254 Views 1 Comment

How many Daisys were born in Ireland last year? And how much has Ireland spent on those e-voting machines?

HSE defends hospital food
# Health
# Health

HSE defends hospital food

Jul 10th 2012, 3:51 PM 6,051 Views 43 Comments

The HSE has criticised a newspaper for comparing hospital food with ‘Happy Meals’.