Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Help needed

Sorry for not blogging for a while but I've been paying attention to my rehab and doing quite well getting mobile again. However, I now need to turn my attention back to pushing the campaign along for better hospital food. I'd really like to hear from anyone in UK hospitals who would like to send me their images and experiences of hospital food. I need to collect more examples from a variety of hospitals in order to confront some of the catering companies who are supplying very poor quality food and making rather a lot of money out of the NHS in the process.

12 comments:

  1. A friend is in hospital for several months following a motor bike accident - he is in pelvic traction so he can relate to your experience. I will pass on your details to him and see what he has to say. At the mo he can only send messages to facebook via his blackberry though so may be a while.

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  2. Reports and pics via Blackberry would be great. May also be a good distraction for your friend; blogging kept me sane during traction.

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  3. Keep up the good fight...would help if I could.

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  4. Sarah - London23 June 2010 at 16:28

    Dear ETM

    Good to hear that you are not blogging as you are in rehab (so to speak!!). Sorry cannot help with your campaign but still wishing you well! Hope you are out and about in the sunshine.

    Best Cats' Mother and the Chelsea Gang xxx

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  5. Hi Sarah

    can't enjoy the sunshine as I'm taking two different antibiotics which forbid me from sunlight. Feel a bit like a vampire. Off to the hospital in a week for my first post-op review.

    ETM

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  6. I am pleased to see you are rehabbing so well. I am also glad to hear that you are pushing for better hospital food - I think you are a fantastic ambassador for this, and it is very much needed for those who are not making a recovery due to possible malnutrition.

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  7. Thanks, Bonnie. I'm working on a very exciting project which I hope will really bring the subject to national attention. Can't say any more at the moment but this is my reason for asking for people's experiences on hospital nutrition, particularly for those patients who spend long periods in hospital. If you can pass the request on to anyone who might be interested then I'd be very grateful.

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  8. Unrecognisable haggis anyone? http://www.anenglishmanscastle.com/archives/008788.html

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  9. very pleased to hear that you are recovering and that you will soon be doing what you are so good at! It would almost be worth being hospitalised with a long and painless illness and a camera so that I could help

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  10. Two weeks in Special Care baby unit: breakfast was cereal with sour milk or burnt toast, lunch was cooked then dinner was pre-packed sandwiches. But of course, with a newborn, routine flies out of the window so if you were nappy changing or feeding during mealtimes you went hungry. Great news for new mums needing extra nutrition. After an emergency caesarian my first meal on offer was liver and onions..... having just watched my placenta having been surgically removed. Nice! my husband spent the best part of £100 on a Tescos shopping spree buying me food that was partly nutritious and partly edible to keep me alive my remaining stay in hospital. Thankfully, as I was staff, I was firstly able to access the staff room microwave and live off pasta ready meals but secondly, able to secretly discharge myself on the hospital computer system after two weeks of being told my blood pressure was too high to let me go home. I wonder why that was........
    All the best and a speedy recovery.

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  11. My mum spent two weeks due to a leg infection last November, in Ysbyty Gwynedd hospital in Bangor North Wales. On asking her what the food was like, she told me you couldn`t fault it if you tried, and she is a very fussy eater.

    I spent 3 weeks in the same hospital after a hysterectomy ten years ago, the food was excellent, proper home cooked meals and if you didn`t like what was on the menu , you could order from the staff and out patients canteen, and that food was superb as well. I have never heard anyone complain about the hospital.
    Ness..

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  12. Interesting post, Ihave just come out of hossie and I have to say my hospital the Heart Hospital London serves absolutely brilliant food, its all designed with heart patients in mind and the choice is very good. Just thought I would put a good one in so it shows the hospitals can do it properly. Hope you continue to do well with your rehabilitation x

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