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To the Nut-Bar That Decided Hospital Food services Weren't Worth Caring About, Well You and Your Family Should Have To Eat That Crap For a Month!



So, can I say BC Health Care system sucks in at least one area?  Because it DOES!

I had to take a family member into Emergency, at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, mid-afternoon on Sunday, due to severe and relentless pain.  ER staff were wonderful, caring, and showed great empathy.  

Because there was no beds available on a ward, they were moved into an overflow area.  Not unexpected given that previous provincial governments have closed wards, floors, beds, and indeed entire hospitals.



Problems arose however come meal time -- breakfast in particular.  This family member is diabetic, and has high blood pressure.  So what was served for breakfast?  High carbs, fruit juice, coffee, sugar, jam, sugary cereal, and other things of the same food groups.  None of which can be eaten, by some one with these medical conditions.



When they explained this tray of food could NOT be eaten with some one with diabetes and high blood pressure, they were told there weren't many options available.  What the hell -- this is a bloody hospital where sick people are supposed to be made well!



By the way, I should mention that a proper food card was filled out showing the appropriate medical conditions, and foods that could not be eaten.

UPDATE ... in raising this issue with staff, the answer now provided to this problem, is that the Royal Inland Hospital (RIH), is unable to provide for the dietary needs of those with diabetes.  Hello, why is this NOT being raised by anyone.



Again let me say the nursing staff were great ... no complaints.  In fact my observations were that they were very professional in what they did.  All procedures from blood tests, to pain management, scans and x-rays, were done with compassion, a smile, and much empathy. 



For that I say THANK YOU.



To the nut-bar at the Interior Health Authority (IHA) however, that decided that food services weren't worth caring about, well you and your family should be forced to eat that crap for a month and see how long it takes before REAL food gets served to patients once again.  In particular, REAL food (prepared fresh) that patients are actually allowed to eat -- not simply something put on a tray because its all they have.



Sorry for the rant, but now that I have it off my chest, I feel much better.  To bad the patient can't.



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That's all for now ... in Kamloops, I'm Alan Forseth. 

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