"Good nursing staff but I couldn't eat the food."
About: Victoria Infirmary / Trauma & orthopaedics Victoria Infirmary Trauma & orthopaedics G42 9TY
Posted by keltiskatten (as ),
As an inpatient both before and after orthopaedic surgery, I felt that the catering left an awful lot to be desired.
On day one, I was offered a mug of scotch broth soup. It was so salty it was inedible. That was returned untouched.
Evening meal was cauliflower cheese. The cauliflower had been cooked to the point it had no structure, and was a puddle of grey on the plate covered in a congealed sauce which was apparently cheese sauce.
Day two I refused to choose anything offered and a really good nurse offered to go down to the kitchen. She asked what I would eat and I said a piece of fresh fruit. She returned with a banana and some cheese and biscuits. Why were these items not offered to patients as a matter of course?
In a three day stay on the ward I saw food trolleys being delivered to the ward, and returned after meal times with just as much food on them uneaten.
On my discharge notes it had been marked as 'fussy eater'. I am not, I just like well presented fresh food.