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Hospital food has its critics

 

Posted: 05/7/2013 1:00 AM | Comments: 0

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Re: Taking the lid off hospital food (May 4).

Whoever wrote this article has not had to survive on hospital food. I have spent time in two of Winnipeg's hospitals during the last two plus years and I wouldn't feed this food to my dog.

I am a vegetarian not a vegan and the food on this special diet was unbelievable. For breakfast there was a box of dry cereal and what was I to put on it? Water... black coffee? The article talked about muffins and scones, vegetables and salads. Would this have not been a good alternative to give a person who does not eat meat. Never saw any of these and fresh fruit was unheard of.

Every breakfast tray included a chewy half cooked bagel that would constipate the best set of bowels around. Scrambled eggs were also unheard of. Supper was a laugh. One day it would be vegetable stew that looked and tasted like it was regurgitated and the following day it would look like the same dish with some curry added and be called curried vegetables. The only veggies you could see or taste were chick peas.

If this is the type of food they are serving, then the taxpayers are being ripped off. Alas the article mentioned the cost of the food and snacks that were being provided, but I would like to know who is getting the snacks as it sure isn't the patients. In the time that I was their guest, there were never any snacks served.

When I complained about the food I was being served I was told that if I didn't like the food, I could have family bring me something to eat. Great way to run a business. God help anyone who gets ill and has to rely on this type of food.

 

Irene Sorgenfrie

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 7, 2013 A8

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