Leicester’s hospitals have come in for a lot of criticism over the last few years for their poor standard of food, but patients at the three hospitals have given the thumbs up for the quality of food. Latest figures show that 100% of people felt there was a good choice of food on the menu. 93% (nearly all) said they enjoyed the meals that had been provided.

The results are very good for the hospital Management Team who took back control of catering from the private company Interserve, previously contracted to provide that service. The service was highly criticised and faced controversy from meals being served late, with staff expressing concern that on one occasion out of date meals were served and domestic staff being asked to take on a dual role of cleaning and heating the meals.

Robert Hammond, a patient who has been in and out of the Leicester Royal Infirmary over the past 3-4 months with some stays lasting several weeks told the Leicester Mercury: “I cannot fault the meals – I would say they are better that I get at home.” Wonder what his wife has to say about that!! The picture on the right is Ham Salad, which one of the 22 different meals on the menu.

This article appears in the Leicester Mercury and to read more about what other patients have said and what else is on offer, please go to: http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/patients-thumbs-up-hospital-food-269033