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Wonderland. 07-03-2017 07:07 PM

Totally agree Beckie! I find they always do lunch so early in hospital. Like who needs a full on meal at 12pm. I never have mine till like half 1 or 2 at home.

Spag bol sounds yummy :)

Sketchy 07-03-2017 07:08 PM

It's one of those comfort foods. I love cheese over a jacket potato. I want cheese now, but I have none.

Sketchy 07-03-2017 07:10 PM

Yeh, I found hospitals do their meals really early too. I was never hungry at their lunch time.

Cacoethes 07-03-2017 07:11 PM

That's true amy!
And the last hospital I was in served full hot meals plus desserts for lunch and dinner. Which is a bit much imo! I would never cook a full hot meal for lunch!

It is Lorraine. Great in cold weather too! Although it's not been freezing today.
I'll need to do something with cheese tomorrow!

Wonderland. 07-03-2017 07:17 PM

Cheese on a jacket = proper comfort food. Definitely thumbs up to that.

At my acute they feed you all the time, although I tend to be put on the old peoples ward. Breakfast is 8, brew and biscuits at 10.30, lunch at 12 ish, brew and more biscuits at 2.30, tea at 5 and then supper at 9. Literally the whole day revolved around food time and fag time! Not exactly the healthiest environment!

Wonderland. 07-03-2017 07:19 PM

Yep Bex at the acute we got starter, main and dessert!
And at supper they'd put out left over cake!!!
No wonder most people were overweight.

not_so_insig 07-03-2017 07:23 PM

I remember the hospital being early too. I don't eat until at least 1 pm. Literally every single meal had mashed potatoes twice a day got boring. I would have liked jacket potato. But it had a separate kitchen to the rest of the hospital which meant that it was a improvement as the rest of the hospital had cold and bland food. The rest of the hospital had a preordering system and they usually messed up my order.

not_so_insig 07-03-2017 07:28 PM

I just Googled the answer and the trust spends a 1 a meal. No wonder the food is terrible - you can't buy a burger for that much.

Cacoethes 07-03-2017 07:29 PM

The days definitely revolve around food and fags!!
It was the only thing you had to look forward to.
I first started smoking when I was in picu, never touched a cigarette before that! Very unhealthy!

Wonderland. 07-03-2017 07:32 PM

In my acute they wouldn't let you out the back in the secure area unless you smoked, so you had to have S17 leave if you wanted just go out for fresh air out the front, it was ridiculous! No wonder pretty much everyone smoked!

not_so_insig 07-03-2017 07:36 PM

My acute ward had an outside area which was enclosed on all sides bar the door to the ward. The only downside is that it has terrible mobile phone signal. A proper signal is an must as there's nothing to do.

Cacoethes 07-03-2017 07:39 PM

Same in most of the wards I've been In amy! It is ridiculous!

My last hospital had wifi so that was good!

Wonderland. 07-03-2017 07:43 PM

We had a ward phone so that wasn't a problem.

Mobile phone signal was a bit iffy, and there was no free wifi but at least I had my dongle. That was a lifesafer at times!

Cacoethes 07-03-2017 07:46 PM

I've used a dongle before. And I think you can now use your phone as a wifi hotspot or something and use laptops and stuff using your phone? Something like that anyway! I'm not too hot on technology!

not_so_insig 07-03-2017 07:47 PM

They have installed wifi since Beckie. I have been for meetings in the building since and used the wifi there so I know that it works. I have bought 2 games for my nintendo 3ds and a portable dvd player since so if I am in the unfortunate position to end up there I will have plenty to do.

Wonderland. 07-03-2017 07:49 PM

We had some odd groups. Everything was aimed at old people as it was an old people ward but did always have a few 20 odd year olds on it. So that was highly annoying.

Anyway they always had this 'lets debate whats in the newspapers group' which they'd always always invite me to as hardly anyone wanted to come. Like no are trying to make me more depressed!!!

Good plan Dawn!

not_so_insig 07-03-2017 07:53 PM

We had a quiz on a newspaper article once. All I can remember is the answer was Malcolm Hebden!

Wonderland. 07-03-2017 07:54 PM

You have some memory!

I like quizzes :)

not_so_insig 07-03-2017 07:57 PM

I had a quiz in the last visit too and our team won because I knew what html stood for. I was useless at other questions though.

Wonderland. 07-03-2017 08:03 PM

It's always hit and miss with general knowledge questions. Thats probably why they put people in teams so you'll get a bigger overall score.

We used to make up the whackiest team names. I wish I could remember them.

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