Hospital snack that infuriated a cardiologist

By Marika Sboros

Hospitals are places of healing, dedicated to patients’ health, right? Wrong. They should be, of course, but they aren’t always.

Particularly when it comes to hospital food.

Critics say junk food is just another symptom of hospitals that practise the lucrative repeat business of sick-care, not health-care.

The latest medical expert to wade into hospital food is Dr Aseem Malhotra, an NHS (National Health Service) and Harley St consultant cardiologist at ROC Private Clinic in the UK. Malhotra took to Twitter and Facebook last week to blast an NHS hospital for the snack it served his father, Dr Kailash Chand, after major sinus surgery.