Has anyone ever told you that hospital food is really crap?
I mean, we have all heard about how disgusting hospital food is, but I’ve always thought of it as one of those generalisations that people take as truths, whether or not anyone has actually experienced them. Sort of like how I’d nod my head when people say American cars are crap eventhough I’ve never driven an American car before, and Obama seems to be doing pretty well with his Cadillac.
Plus, one of my uncles was a cook in a hospital and he is brilliant in the kitchen and everyone in the family loves his food, so it can’t be THAT bad right?
But no, it was worst.
The very next day after my appendectomy, the nurse was pushing me to get off my arse, “move around”, and to start eating.
But dude, the food was so disgusting I’m sure even if you’re in prime health on a bright sunny summer day, you still wouldn’t touch the food.
It was bland, colourless, tasteless. If I could describe a taste and texture as an old lady with a catheter with pale mushy skin – that was the food.
If they want patients to start eating and working towards some semblance of a normal routine, giving us crappy food really doesn’t help. Has anyone not thought of that? Understandably, they want us up and out asap to free up bed space, but you don’t give people crap food and at the same time hope that they will regain their appetite right?
Jamie Oliver’s revolutionised school dinners, so maybe it’s time someone does something to hospital dinners.
Speaking of which, while half-awake one night, I heard a nurse making a call: “Yes, can we please request a security officer to stand outside the door of T9-40? ….yes, it’s Gordon Ramsay….”
I wonder if he got fed the same food.