"Healthier Food and Vegan Options"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health (inpatient)

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

"Nutritionally, the meals provided are lacking. Boiled vegetables should be steamed instead, to retain vegetables. "

"I have requested salads which are better than stodge! "

"Some people may find the food alright but I am trying to lose weight. "

"I don't like eating bread and often I am hungry and have no choice but to eat it, especially at supper. "

"The food is always served with a smile and staff can't do enough to help you. "

"Often at midnight I get hungry and have to ask for bread several times which makes me feel like I'm begging and I feel very degraded and worthless. "

"Vegan milk is not supplied in the communal fridge. I have been buying my own milk. "

"Snacks in the day such as fruit are not provided. "

"A bowl of fruit for the ward would be nice as well as well as nuts, seeds and vegan flapjack. "

"Vegan hot chocolate at night would be lovely. "

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Response from Andrea Worrall, Acute Manager City & South, Adult Mental Health, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Many thanks for your posting. Have you approached the ward manager on the ward to discuss?. We are able to take into consideration patients dietry needs, I would also ask the ward manager to place this on the next patients meeting agenda so that the discussion can be had with all patient's as to Healthier food and vegan options



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