In the olden days ward sisters ruled over the in patient community. One of her treasured skills was the provision of dietary treats to the ill, regardless of the time of day and night. Now we have Health and Safety , food bought long distances in lorries and strict and brief timetables for eating. No wonder that patients loose weight in Hospital
The penny takes some time to drop but now the National Patient Safety Agency is suggesting that all patients should have access to food and fluid 24 hours a day and that there is a food plan in place for each patient and nutritional screening.
Not before time.
- Martin Eastwood