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!'
Hospital food. Come on the Mater! I think we can do better! pic.twitter.com/C97gb04piE
— Alistair /ˈæl.i.stə/ (@Al_toMyFriends) August 22, 2020
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.
— Deborah Cullen (@DeborahCullen14) March 9, 2020
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;
— Pure Joy by Joyce Timmins. (@joyce_timmins) August 28, 2019
This wasn't always the case, with the hospital showing a marked improvement in food offerings since 2014:
Photo on the left was May 2014, photo on the right was August 2017. Both while I was in the Rotunda. I want to applaud the massive change in standards, made a huge difference to me on baba no. 3! Top notch, well done 👏😋 pic.twitter.com/xwKMfeR0hh
— Emma Colgan (@emma_leahy) August 30, 2019
— Pure Joy by Joyce Timmins. (@joyce_timmins) May 29, 2019