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Image of “unacceptable” meal prompts review of menu at the Coombe

The hospital said the meal was “unacceptable” and it will look to improve choices it offers in the future.

(Image: Lisa Carey/Twitter)

THE COOMBE WOMEN and Infants University Hospital in Dublin has said it is now undertaking a review of its menu after a picture of a meal served to one of the women in the hospital was posted online.

The image, seen above, showing a sausage roll, some overcooked wedges and a dollop of tomato ketchup was posted on Twitter after it was served in one of the wards last week.

Following a query from TheJournal.ie regarding the meal, a spokesperson from the Coombe described it as “unacceptable”.

“The hospital prepares and serves food for our patients in accordance with the Department of Health guidelines on “Food and Nutritional Care in Hospitals”. Patients are offered a healthier option at each meal time, usually a salad.”

“In light of your query however, we are now undergoing a review of our menu and will look to improve the choices we offer,” the spokesperson said.

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