James Martin hits out at Government over hospital food

27 August 2014 by
James Martin hits out at Government over hospital food

Celebrity chef James Martin has hit out at the Government over standards of hospital foods, after a national newspaper published photos of the poor meals hospital patients were served.

The Daily Mail released the pictures on 27 August, including a plate of fish with soggy broccoli and fluorescent cheese served to a woman suffering from Crohn's disease, and a plate of rice with peas and a vegetable curry that a patient claimed "looked as though it had been brought up by the last patient".

Martin took to the social media site Twitter after viewing the article to vent his anger at the Government and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

"Eat this for a week and tell me there is nothing wrong, like you did before, @Jeremy_Hunt. You should be ashamed," Martin said in one tweet.

"I've tried for 5 years to speak to someone in government and the response is ‘they're too busy' #OperationHospitalFood," he said in another.

"Throwing money at hospital food doesn't solve it…But giving a damn about a plate of food might be a good start," was another comment in his tirade.

Jeremy Hunt has so far not responded to the comments.

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