My partner has been at Kelowna General Hospital since Feb. 4, and we are fed up with the food provided there.
For the first few days, she was on a liquid diet and was allowed ice chips only; she was then allowed partial liquids and was provided with liquid broth three times daily, mostly beef ,some chicken.
The broth is loaded with sodium and resembles dish water. My partner was unable to eat it. Once she was upgraded to a full liquid diet, she was allowed cream soup (strained). However, since my partner eats gluten free, the only thing the kitchen could provide was the liquid broth, apple juice, ginger ale and pudding.
In the morning, she did get rice oatmeal, which was not very appetizing. She has now been in the hospital for a month, and I was told I could bring in gluten-free soup for her, which I did, and for the first time she actually enjoyed a meal.
I do not un derstand why the hospital does not have provisions in place for gluten-free patients, celiac patients and others. I suggest everyone in administration at KGH have beef or chicken broth three times per day one day per week and see how they like it.
We had to to travel here form Cranbrook at our expense. I am staying at a hotel and now we have the additional expenses of providing gluten-free soup for my partner. I realize it is not very much, however, it's the priniple of the matter.
Why do we have to do this?