Monday, August 31, 2009

Doing porridge

Risking the wrath of the pro-NHSers and hoping not to be aligned with the health service free-marketeers , but SOYMB found it too tempting not to post this news item .

People are far more likely to go hungry in an NHS hospital than in a prison.This is despite prisons spending less per person on meals than hospitals do.

Professor John Edwards said around 40% of patients going into hospital were already malnourished but this situation did not tend to improve while there.
"If you are in prison then the diet you get is extremely good in terms of nutritional content."

1 comment:

Chris Hall said...

I can see the present UK government using that as an excuse to introduce more private capital into the NHS. I mean, you don't see people going hungry in private hospitals do you?