This week in Our Health Service:

Distractions from visitors and medical staff during meals can have a massive effect on a patient’s nutrition during a hospital stay.

The goal of a new initiative in Sligo University Hospital is to review ward environment during mealtimes

 

“We all know what a difference it makes to sit down to a meal at home without constant interruption and the same applies in the hospital setting,” Annette Lalor, Chair of the Oral Nutrition Group

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