Irish Independent, May 11, 2016
— Brian O’Connell (@oconnellbrian) October 27, 2017
That’s absolutely disgNOMNOMNOMNNOM
In a statement from the Cork University Maternity Hospital to Mr O’Connell, the hospital said:
“Cork University Maternity Hospital has in place a multidisciplinary ‘Nutritional and Catering Group’ that meets on a regular basis.
“The Group includes a Catering Officer, Ward Managers and a hospital-based Dietician to ensure all patients receive proper nutritional food and meals.
“With the assistance of the hospital dietician and feedback from patient surveys, Cork University Maternity Hospital has created menus that contain meals, which are nutritionally balanced.
“All patients are offered a daily menu of healthy options that include salads, brown bread, fruit and yogurts.
“On some occasions, a small number of long-standing patients may request a preferential option and the hospital accommodates these requests if it is appropriate for the patient.
“The hospital also has an evening time trolley service for patients consisting of sandwiches, fruit, yogurt, cheese and crackers.
“Every effort is made by the ward manager to ensure each patient receives an appropriate and nutritionally balanced meal of their choice.
“While we do not comment on individual cases, we apologise for any stress or inconvenience caused to this patient.”
Just one example of the food for sick toddlers in Crumlin children’s hospital pic.twitter.com/bfDazL5hLN
— J Carroll MacNeill (@CarrollJennifer) October 27, 2017