Cuts may result in outsourced frozen meals for patients By Brendan Furlong and Fiachra Ó Cionnaith Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Stephen McMahon, the chairman of the Irish Patients’ Association, said the move should be considered to assure people they were receiving a good standard of nutritional meals while in hospital. “If the minister is looking to clamp down on the calorific content at all restaurants, which is a good thing, then he should start on his own patch.”

Mr McMahon also raised questions over what percentage of the overall cost — including overheads and related issues — meals given to patients account for.

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