A campaigner from Bath says government plans to improve food in hospitals don't go far enough.
Mark Sparrow spent 10 weeks in hospital documenting his experience and ever since has campaigned to change things. Now new rules are being brought in and hospitals that don't meet the standards could be fined and publically named and shamed.
Hospitals across the West will be expected to comply with new food standards, the government has announced.
A report by the Hospital Food Standards Panel, led by Dianne Jeffrey, Chairman of Age UK, is recommending five legally-binding food standards for the NHS, which has worked with royal colleges and nutritional experts to come up with the new rules. It comes after recent criticism of food standards at Southmead Hospital in Bristol.
Hospitals in Bristol have scored above the national average in new patent-led assessments which look at things like food, privacy, and cleanliness.
Thousands of members of the public joined with NHS staff to carry out the assessments. They were introduced earlier this year to give a snapshot of how hospitals are performing in a range of non-clinical areas.