11 March 2017

Sandwell Hospital halal kitchen plan criticised

A former patient’s daughter has hit out at Sandwell Hospital’s plans to create a separate halal kitchen.

The move comes as NHS bosses were criticised about the quality of meals there last year.

Loraine Yarnold’s mother Caroline Fellows died after 10 days in the hospital in 2014.

The 50-year-old said: “This kitchen would just be a diversion of resources they should not be doing. I don’t agree with it at all.”

A spokesperson for Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs the hospital, said earlier this week that a separate halal kitchen was one of the best ways to provide a range of healthy halal options to patients and staff who want them. [Express & Star] Read more