"Excellent Nursing Care, shame about the food!"

About: Royal Blackburn Hospital

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From being bluelighted via ambulance to A&E to MAU to C14 I cannot fault the care that I received recently. I was admitted for nearly 10 days and was very well cared for by all. I only wish I could afford the same compliments about the food! I have never tasted food as bad. Bearing in mind that for half of my time as an inpatient I did not have an appetite so when I was feeling ready to begin eating, the food was so unappetising, the only thing I did eat was breakfast! The bread on which the sandwiches were served was stale and the everything else was tasteless! How can people be expected to recover (particulary elderly people, when the food is so dreadful?

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Response from Royal Blackburn Hospital

Thank you for commenting on your recent experience at the Royal Blackburn Hospital. I am pleased that your feedback reflects our intention to provide excellent quality patient care and will ensure that your kind words are shared with the clinical staff in the areas that you refer to. Your comment shave been shared with the catering department and they will look into seeing what can be done to make the food more appertising for patients thank you Business Manager for General Surgery/ Vascular Services

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