This photo of hospital food served to a patient in the Mater is sparking uproar online

By Megan Cassidy

August 23, 2020 at 1:36pm

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This is what we're feeding the sickest people in the country.

A photo of a hospital meal allegedly served at The Mater hospital to a sick patient is sparking huge debate online.

The picture apparently features a spaghetti bolognese, however many agree that it is unrecognisable.

Twitter user Alistair shared a photo of the plate writing, 'Come on the Mater! I think we can do better!'

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One respondent noted that it looked like 'penne pasta on a bed of dog food'.

An image shared of a meal served in The Rotunda earlier this year puts the failings of the above dish in stark relief.

In fact The Rotunda have been repeatedly praised for serving nutritious, wholesome meals with one user clarifying that all patients both private and public receive the same meals at the Parnell St maternity hospital;

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This wasn't always the case, with the hospital showing a marked improvement in food offerings since 2014:

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