NHS apologises after 'disgusting' hospital food served to patient

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde admitted the food was 'below the standards' after an image of a bare turkey dinner went viral.

NHS in Glasgow apologises after ‘disgusting’ hospital food served to patient STV News

A NHS health board has apologised after serving a patient a “disgusting” meal while he was in hospital.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said it had “fallen below the standards” after an image showing a bare looking turkey dinner, served at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, went viral.

The plate shows a single slice of pre-cooked turkey, accompanied by four small roast potatoes and a dressing of watery looking gravy.

“This is the lunch served up to my father in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glasgow today,” user @ginnymelons wrote on Sunday.

“An absolute disgrace. Disgusting.”

The image sparked an angry response, and led to others sharing their experiences with food at the hospital.

The health board which runs the QEUH said that all meals served at the hospital should meet “strict nutritional standards”.

They also asked any other patients with catering issues to get in touch.

A spokesperson said: “NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is committed to serving fresh, healthy and appetising food to all our patients, and all meals served at our hospitals are prepared in-house to meet strict nutritional standards.

“However, on this occasion, the food we have served has fallen below the standards we set ourselves, and which patients should be able to expect, and we apologise to the patient involved and their family.

“We would encourage anyone who would like to discuss their meals to get in touch with our catering team who can quickly resolve any issues.”

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