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# Hospital Food

All time
Five weeks in lockdown in hospital is tough - and the food makes it worse
A patient with cystic fibrosis, for whom nutrition is key to health, shares her hospital food experience.
# food waste
'A hidden problem': Up to half of food provided to patients in Irish hospitals is not eaten
The HSE said it is working to implement guidelines in hospitals to address food waste.
# Healthy Eating
17 Irish hospitals have yet to roll out calorie counts on menus
Improving the standard of food has been highlighted as a priority by Health Minister Simon Harris.
# food czar
'Project dietitian' appointed to help overhaul Ireland's hospital food
Improving the standard of food has been highlighted as a priority by Health Minister Simon Harris.
# Hospital Food
'Amazing', 'tasty', 'best I've ever had' - Patients at three Irish hospitals rave about meals
Hiqa began a monitoring programme last year to look at nutrition and hydration care of patients in Irish hospitals.
# on the menu
‘Chicken’ or ‘fish’? Irish patients need more details about their hospital food
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
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
Disease-related malnutrition remains a major cause of avoidable complications in our hospitals.
# Health
Leo: Some hospitals do a great job with food... some Dublin ones, not so much
The Health Minister plans to meet with Michelin-starred chef Oliver Dunne over the issue.
# Health
Varadkar to meet with Michelin-starred chef who wants to improve hospital food
However, the meeting has been dismissed as a “publicity stunt”.
# Hospital Food
UK hospitals to be fined for serving up unhealthy food
There have been calls to have a national standard of hospital food for Irish hospitals.
# Healthy Eating
White bread, butter and chips? Hospital food is not good enough, says TD
Ciara Conway TD has called for response to hospital food, after a constituents child was served chips in a pediatric ward.
# Hospital Food
No more wedges and sausage rolls for patients at the Coombe
The hospital completed a review earlier this year after brought this picture of a meal served in a maternity ward to its attention.
# Hospital Food
Image of "unacceptable" meal prompts review of menu at the Coombe
The hospital said the meal was “unacceptable” and it will look to improve choices it offers in the future.
# Prime Numbers
Babies, beauty pageants and Bakhurst: The week in numbers
How many Daisys were born in Ireland last year? And how much has Ireland spent on those e-voting machines?
# Health
HSE defends hospital food
The HSE has criticised a newspaper for comparing hospital food with ‘Happy Meals’.