Have you had a stay in hospital recently? If so, what did you think about the food you were given while you were an in-patient?
Hospital food has long been the subject of heated debate, with some lambasting its quality while others claim it is much improved on years gone by. The standard of in-hospital catering could also depend on where you live, with some areas faring better than others in official reviews.
Now ‘The Patients Association’ – an independent charity campaigning for improvements in health and social care for patients – has been asked to collect patients’ opinions and experiences of hospital catering to feed into the NHS Hospital Food Review. It is doing so through an online survey, which you can take part in (see details below).
A post on The Patients Association website reads: “It’s incredibly important that patient views are considered and so we want to hear about your experiences of food in hospitals. Did you get a choice of food? How did it taste? If you needed assistance with eating, was there someone who could help you?
“Please take a few minutes to fill in the survey, and if you know other people who have recently been in hospital, do encourage them to fill in the survey before the end of January. It shouldn’t take more than five minutes and will help us inform the work of the NHS Hospital Review Panel ahead of the publication of their report.”
If you would like to take part in the online survey on hospital food you can do so by clicking here, but don’t delay as time is fast running out.