When I was diagnosed with an acute case of ulcerative colitis, I was admitted to the hospital for a few days. After the initial shock of being admitted to the hospital, I soon became aware of the poor quality of its food.
As I had been recently released from prison, where I had served a 3-year sentence, I knew exactly how bad prison food could be. What I didn’t expect was the hospital food to be worse than prison food.
At first glance, the hospital food I was served didn’t look too bad. But after the first few bites, I quickly realized that it was not only unappetizing, but it also lacked any nutritional value. The food was bland, overcooked, and often cold. It was no wonder that I was still feeling very weak despite being admitted to the hospital.
To make matters worse, I had to pay a hefty sum for this subpar fare. I was paying thousands of dollars for these meals and yet I was still receiving food that was worse than what I had been served in prison. It was unbelievable.
I just couldn’t understand it. How could the hospital be charging so much for such appalling food?
I was also puzzled by the fact that there seemed to be no accountability for quality. It was as if the hospital was allowed to get away with serving such terrible food because it was a hospital and people were too sick to care.
After my stay, I decided to speak to a few other patients to get their opinion on the hospital food. Much to my surprise, I discovered that I was not alone in my dissatisfaction. Everyone I spoke to had the same opinion: the hospital food was terrible.
One patient told me a story about how his food was so bad that he had to order takeout from outside to keep his strength up. Another patient complained that he had to starve himself because he couldn’t bring himself to eat the hospital food.
It was clear that the hospital food was not meeting the basic needs of the patients. Not only did it lack any nutritional value, but it was also unappetizing and overpriced. It was no wonder that people were so unhappy.
I decided to take my complaint to the hospital management. After listening to my story, they apologized for the poor quality of the food and promised to look into the matter. I was relieved to finally see some action being taken.
However, I still couldn’t help but feel outraged that I had to pay thousands of dollars for such terrible food. It was unjust to expect patients who are already struggling with their health to also have to put up with such subpar food.