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Devon health unit has worst hospital food in country

A psychiatric unit near Plymouth has the worst hospital food in the country.

That's according to a survey by the Department of Health and Age UK. It says the 12 bed centre at Lee Mill scored just 35% for patient satisfaction.

But Plymouth Community Healthcare, which runs the unit, says the survey was done at lunchtime when residents prepare their own meals as part of their therapy.

Chairman of Age UK, Dianne Jeffrey says good food is essential to patients' recovery...

Government plans for hospital food "won't make a difference"

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.

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