‘Cardboard’ chicken nuggets and fries dinner served to elderly patients in hospital

Billy Queen shared his disbelief at the food at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital online, demanding a response from senior politicians about the standard of the food

The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow served this meal to an elderly patient
The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow served this meal to an elderly patient

A dinner of chicken nuggets and chips dubbed a “carton” has been condemned after it was served to an elderly patient in hospital.

The patient was served the inedible meal after hip surgery was scheduled, Daily record reports.

But the meal prompted reactions of disbelief because the hospital meal was being served at a hospital in Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Billy Queen was amazed at the quality of the food he gave his friend’s mother.

He shared his disbelief online while eating at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, demanding a response from senior politicians

Billy said: “A friend’s mum is at the Queen Elizabeth in Glasgow. Would you eat that @HumzaYousaf @MhairiHunter?

The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow


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“Anything to say, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, or are you just going to pass this on to our families? It’s not good enough.

“For a hospital to serve this to a sick old lady tells me everything about her.

“Good food is all the more important when you are unwell. This is little more than cardboard with no nutritional value.”

Others shared their dismay in response to the tweet.

One said: “10 chips and five, um, whatever those things are that look like you could bounce them off the wall. Well done Scottish NHS.”

The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow



One Twitter user said: “My grandma is there right now and the food is terrible.”

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital is operated by the NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.

A spokesman said: “A two-week rotating menu allows patients to choose from a variety of meals based on their personal preferences and also those of their families and carers to ensure the food served is tailored to their needs.

“If a patient wishes to provide feedback or is dissatisfied with their meal, we actively encourage them to do so with us directly through the nursing or catering staff, through our online feedback forms or through the ‘Hospital Nutrition and Health’ form to discuss which will be given to you during your stay.

“In this way we ensure that we can act quickly and make appropriate changes if necessary.

“Through unannounced, regular visits to the wards, the quality of the food delivered to patients is checked to ensure patients are satisfied with their meals.”

In February, The Mirror reported how hospitals in England were forcing doctors to become Deliveroo Docs, resulting in an unhealthy workforce.

The doctors used fast-food delivery apps to get her through long late shifts.

Doctors, nurses and support workers who work late and weekends say they have to use Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats as hospital meals often happen outside of regular office hours.

But medics have been warned that junk food could take its toll.

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