Monday, 31 August 2009

The fifty-first weekly "No shit, Sherlock" award

This week's prize goes to scientists (including Professor John Edwards) from Bournemouth University who The Mail report that
"After studying the food offered to (prison) inmates and across the NHS, they found patients face more barriers in getting good nutrition.


If you are in prison then the diet you get is extremely good in terms of nutritional content,' he said.

'The food that is provided is actually better than most civilians have.'"
Of course that is the case; prisoners have rights and may sue, patients are using scant resources and if they die then just think of the savings.

"The NHS is the envy of the world"?

In Labour Britain prisoners are fed better than hospital patients - "No shit, Sherlock"

1 comment:

riddler said...

Listening to the guy - don't remember the name - on the today programme yesterday, he was making the point that the quality of the food is not so different, but for the various reasons set out in your link, the patients didn't get to eat it. I see it as more a nursing problem than a nutritional one.
Which was highlighted in a report last week.