Bake Off judge Prue Leith urges hospital bosses to let patients eat when they want
Hospital bosses have been urged to abandon set meal times to help patientws
Three patients die in the NHS every day as a result of malnutrition, it is claimed
A report suggested patients should have an iPad to order their own food
Hospital bosses have been urged by Bake Off judge Prue Leith to abandon set meal times in an effort to encourage patients to eat.
A team of experts headed by the celebrity chef was asked to undertake a root-and-branch review into hospital food by Health Secretary Matt Hancock.
It follows mounting complaints and NHS figures showing three patients die every day as a result of malnutrition.
Bake Off judge Prue Leith to abandon set meal times in an effort to encourage patients to eat
There has been criticism over the quality of food served in hospitals in the country
The team’s 93-page report seen by The Mail on Sunday, also calls for ‘dinnertime companions’, communal dining areas and ‘cutting sandwiches into quarters and adding a garnish’. It says patients should be given iPads to order meals online.
But last night, health professionals poured scorn on the idea.
Dr Jim Stewart, a consultant gastroenterologist, said the report was ‘missing the fundamental complexity involved with feeding sick people’. And Wendy-Ling Relph, matron for nutrition at East Kent University Hospital Trust, said that many of the recommendations were unrealistic.
She said: ‘Wards are busier than ever, with patients sicker than they have ever been.
‘Most patients don’t want to move far from their bed – and are too sick to do so.’
The consensus among the players who played on the 1996 Jets that went 1-15 on what the 2020 Jets, who are on a potential track to finish 0-16 and get the No. 1-overall draft pick, is that it’s time for a change at quarterback — if they can land Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence.
The former players say if the Jets earn the No. 1 pick and have a chance to draft Lawrence, it’s a no-brainer: Take him and move on from Sam Darnold.
“I’m going to be real with you: I don’t think Darnold is the one,’’ former cornerback Ray Mickens told The Post. “I think the Jets need to do everything they can to get Trevor Lawrence. True franchise quarterbacks don’t come around but like once in a decade. Trevor Lawrence is the next guy — a franchise-changing quarterback.’’
Mickens, whose son, RJ, is a freshman at Clemson, and former Jets safety Victor Green, who has known Lawrence since the quarterback’s high school days, are close to the situation.
Both believe Lawrence can turn around the Jets.
“You’ve got to take that guy,’’ Mickens said. “When you talk about a guy like [coach Bill] Parcells coming in to change the program [from ’96], there ain’t no other coach out there like Parcells that’s going to change the Jets program. You’re going to need a player to change it. Whatever coach that comes in there, if you don’t have that quarterback, it ain’t going to matter.’’
Green’s son Elijah was on the Blessed Trinity high school team that handed Lawrence his second and last high school defeat (Lawrence has just one loss in two-plus seasons at Clemson), in 2017, and is now at North Carolina.
“We beat Trevor Lawrence here in the high school state title; that was his only loss,’’ Green said. “I had to scout him because I was coaching DBs at the time at my son’s high school team and I said back then, ‘This dude is going to be the first-overall pick.’ That was when he was in high school. So, I’ve known about this kid for a long time and I’m a pretty good judge of personnel, and look where he is. He will be the first pick. If this Jets team goes 0-16, they’ve got to take Trevor Lawrence.’’
Former linebacker Marvin Jones, the head coach of the Arena Football League’s Omaha Beef for the past three years, said, “Sam Darnold is damaged good right now. … It’s going to be hard for him to turn his career around.’’
Former Jets linebacker Chad Cascadden, who serves as a Jets analyst on SNY, said, “If I’m the GM and I have the No. 1 pick, I’m taking Lawrence and I’m moving on from Sam. If they get the shot at Trevor Lawrence they start anew, with a rejuvenated fan base; if I’m a Jets fan, I’m back in.’’
The one Lawrence dissenter to the move-on-from-Darnold group The Post spoke to among the ’96 Jets was former receiver Keyshawn Johnson, who like Darnold is a former USC product.
“This whole notion that they need to get rid of Sam Darnold is crazy to me,’’ said Johnson, who now hosts a national radio show for ESPN. “He doesn’t have anybody to play with. I am not of the belief that Trevor Lawrence is the answer.’’
A COUPLE have revealed how they gave their bedroom a pink and grey makeover, using bargains from The Range.
Chrissy Shaw, 25, and Callum Robertson, 28, from Portsmouth, scoured Amazon, Dunelm, Wowcher and Next for cheap ways to do up the room – saving hundreds in the process.
Opening up about her savvy tips to Best Bargain Finds, Chrissy said: "My beauty stool was a DIY project for our bedroom.
"I knew I wanted a white faux fur fluffy stool so I started Googling and saw prices in 3 digits – there was no way I was going to spend that!
"Instead, I bought a stool from The Range for £19.99 and used a faux fur rug from Amazon which I already had from Christmas last year, costing £15.69.
"I then used a staple gun to wrap the top of the stool with the rug and staple it together underneath. As I already had the rug this then only cost me £20."
Chrissy added: “You can get super nice things for really affordable prices.
"Similar styles to our side tables retail online for over £100 each – we got ours from The Range for only £40 each and we bought crystal styled handle knobs from The Range too to change them over to look fancier."
Chrissy bought her duck feather and down duvet and pillow from Wowcher – where you can pick up similar items from £12, or around a third of the original price.
Her bedding set and pink bed runner is from Dunelm. While the white throw is from Next and the cushions are from Dusk.
Chrissy and Callum also splashed out on a new bed from The Luxury Bed Company, their biggest investment at £899.