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#Hospital Food

# hospital-food - Saturday 30 May, 2020

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.

# hospital-food - Monday 5 August, 2019

'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.

# hospital-food - Sunday 4 March, 2018

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.

# hospital-food - Sunday 6 August, 2017

'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 - Saturday 3 September, 2016

'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.

# hospital-food - Friday 27 May, 2016

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

A Hiqa study has found some deficiencies in patient choices.

# hospital-food - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

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.

# hospital-food - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

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.

# hospital-food - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

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.

# hospital-food - Monday 24 November, 2014

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 - Friday 29 August, 2014

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.

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 - Monday 30 September, 2013

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

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 - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

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.

# hospital-food - Saturday 14 July, 2012

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?

# hospital-food - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

HSE defends hospital food

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

# hospital-food - Friday 20 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know this morning…